Many individuals think that you can only obtain a restraining order if you have been physically abused by a relative or someone with whom you have a close relationship—and while a domestic violence restraining order can achieve this, restraining orders can also protect against abuse that is spoken or written.
Harassment is defined as continued unwanted and annoying actions against a specific individual or group, and may include demands and threats. In this way, harassment falls under the definition of spoken abuse, and therefore can be covered by a restraining order. By filing a restraining order against an individual who is harassing you, you can prevent them from coming near you or contacting you in any way for up to three years.
Do you need to file a restraining order against someone? Call Moreno Family Law in San Jose at (408) 266-9011 to set up an initial consultation. Our family law attorneys can also handle divorce cases, child custody, and child support.