Oregon Domestic Abuse Attorneys Help You Get a Restraining Order and Stabilize Your Life
We get you the help you need to stop the abuse
If a family member or someone living with you is abusing you, your life can become a nightmare. Often, victims of abuse feel helpless to do anything about it and live in fear every day. Johnson & Taylor wants you to know that you do not have to live that way. We can help people in your situation by petitioning the court for a restraining order that protects you and your family from the abuser. Our ability to listen to your problems and convey them to a judge helps you get the protection you need. In some instances, you may be accused of abuse when no abuse has occurred. If you have a restraining order filed against you falsely, you need representation to help you clear your good name and have the order dismissed.
What to do if you need to get a restraining order
You are eligible for a restraining order if you are in imminent danger of abuse and have been abused in the last 180 days by:
- A current or former spouse
- Adult persons related by blood, marriage or adoption
- Someone with whom you cohabitate or have in the past
- Someone with whom you have been sexually intimate within the two years immediately preceding the filing of the restraining order
- The other parent of your child
The person requesting the restraining order has the burden of proving a claim of abuse, and if successful, the judge is likely to issue a temporary restraining order. Once the order is served on the abuser, it becomes effective, and the alleged abuser has 30 days to ask for a hearing if the person wishes to contest the order. Once an order becomes permanent, it is good for one-year unless it is dismissed by you or the court or is renewed.
Filing a restraining order can be a fairly quick process, or it can become drawn out if the alleged abuser decides to contest the order. In either case, you need a knowledgeable family law firm like Johnson & Taylor to guide you through the filing process or help you get the restraining order removed.
Getting you the help you need, when you need it
If you or your family is being abused or being threatened with serious bodily injury, let us help. Johnson & Taylor is here to get your problem to court and convince a judge that you need help. We care about you and your family and take your case personally as if you were one of our own family members. Contact us at 503-990-6641 or online.