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For years, Southern California has been able to count on Fischer & Van Thiel for all their Civil Harassment Family Law needs. In addition to our Oceanside Law Office, our Family Law Firm Represents Service Area Clients in Camp PendletonNorth CountySan Marcos, Vista, and throughout the local San Diego CountyCalifornia region.

Civil Harassment & Enforcement Attorneys

A civil harassment restraining order can be obtained when a person has suffered harassment by another party. It is a form of protection from potential harm.
Acts of harassment include being:

Physically or Verbally Harassed
Being Stalked or Stalking
Sexually Assaulted

If you are seeking a civil harassment restraining order, Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP can help.

Our Oceanside restraining order attorneys have decades of combined experience helping Southern Californians seek and obtain restraining orders to protect themselves and loved ones.

Give Fischer & Van Thiel a call at (760) 722-7646 or contact us if you are in need of protection in the form of a Civil Harassment Restraining Order.

Civil Harassment Restraining Order vs. Domestic Violence Restraining Order

The primary difference between a civil harassment restraining order and a domestic violence restraining order is that a civil harassment restraining order is obtained against an individual you do not have a close family relationship with.

For example, if your abuser is a spouse or family member, you would file for a domestic violence restraining order. If the conduct is being caused by a neighbor, roommate, or unfamiliar person, you would file for a civil harassment restraining order.

Burden of Proof for a Court Order

The burden the court looks at to decide whether a restraining order is warranted is whether the behavior/conduct would cause a reasonable person to suffer substantial emotional distress and the behavior/conduct must actually cause substantial emotional distress to the requesting party.

Seek a Temporary Restraining Order

The temporary order can include orders for the restrained party to stay away from the protected party, the party’s home, school, work, etc. Based on your individual case, other orders may also be appropriate.

Service of a Civil Harassment Restraining Order

After a temporary civil harassment restraining order is granted, the order must be personally served on the restrained party. Normally the order is served by the Sheriff’s Department or any other individual over the age of 18 who is not a party to the action.

The restrained party will receive a copy of the court’s orders and be advised of the hearing date at which the request for a permanent restraining order will be held.

After being served with the court documents, the other party will have an opportunity to prepare their responsive documents and have them served on the protected party and the court.

These documents must be served on the requesting party at least two days prior to the hearing.

If these responsive documents are not provided timely, the requesting party may have the right to request a continuance to review and respond to the alleged offender’s responsive documents.

It is important that you contact the police if the other party tries to make contact with you after they have been served with the court documents.

Court Hearings for Harassment or Restrainment

At the court hearing, the judge will decide whether there is enough evidence to put a permanent civil harassment restraining order in place. During the hearing, both parties will have the opportunity to present evidence and testify regarding the alleged incidents.

It is important to have an experienced, family law attorney on your side to assist with your hearing to help ensure that a permanent civil harassment restraining order Judgment is ordered.

Our Oceanside civil harassment attorneys know how to organize your case to present you in the best way to the judge and make sure the court understands the significance of the other party’s actions that caused the need for the restraining order.

Civil Harassment Attorneys with Expertise & Experience

Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP provides over 57 Years of Combined Family Law Counsel Experience dedicated throughout the Civil Harassment Legal Process.

Civil Harassment and Restraining Orders are rarely a simple matter and can become much more complicated during a divorce, especially when children are involved.

Finding a reasonable balance that respects the rights of individuals and protects the interests of the children can often be difficult. This is why it is best to attain the help of an experienced legal professional, finding a resolution for this issue can be much easier.

At Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP, we know the importance of Civil Harassment Restraining Order and Domestic Violence Restraining Order, and the need for them before harm comes to a person or damage to another’s property becomes a larger legal issue.

For this reason, it is typically best to have a lawyer who is intimately engaged with family law and Civil Harassment issues representing your interests. Our Attorneys have the Civil Harassment & Restraining Order Enforcement skills and experience needed to effectively resolve your case.

Partnering with Civil Harassment & Restraining Order Lawyers who have expert experience understand the Family Law Legal System in San Diego County is always your best Legal Strategy. Give Fischer & Van Thiel a call at (760) 722-7646 or contact us to schedule your complimentary consultation.

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