The decision to seek a restraining order can be very difficult and emotional, as it can involve restraining someone who you may have previously cared for. If you are trying to determine whether or not your situation requires a restraining order, remember that your safety and the safety of your children are the priority. A restraining order can help protect you from being harmed, making you feel safe to live your every day life.
If your relationship has been characterized by abuse, then the abuse is likely to continue without proper protection. An abuser will likely try to control you when you attempt to break away from the relationship, which can result in harm without the support of the judicial system. In addition, a restraining order may be necessary if the abuser suffers from mental health problems and is easily angered, violent, or impulsive.
To speak with a San Jose family attorney about securing a restraining order, schedule an appointment with Moreno Family Law. You can reach our office by dialing (408) 266-9011. You can also set up a consultation with one of our family lawyers by contacting us online.