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A restraining order is an order from a court that requires one person stay away from another, usually due to reports of abuse or threats. The restraining order is intended to protect the victim from any harm, danger, or harassment, as the restrained person must stay away from the victim's home, workplace and family. If the restraining order was filed unlawfully through false allegations, however, fighting a restraining order is possible. There are legal options that can help with fighting a restraining order so that the order is either stopped or revoked.
Fighting a restraining order may be difficult if one person has a strong case against the other and continues to accuse them of abuse or threats. Sometimes, restraining orders are used by another in order to gain an advantage in a divorce or separation. Wrongful restraining orders that are based on false accusations can be detrimental to the person being restrained as it can keep him or her away from their family, children, or home. It can also cause harm to the person's reputation and will certainly affect his or her lifestyle in a negative way. Fighting a restraining order may be the only way to avoid such negative impacts.
If someone has filed a restraining order against you, which you believe is unjust; a lawyer can help you in fighting the restraining order as quickly as possible. A family law lawyer will help you in your defense and will fight for your rights in court if necessary. Fighting a restraining order can occur while the order is being processed or after the order has been put into place. A lawyer will help to ensure your rights are protected in either case.
If you need a restraining order defense lawyer for a restraining order you have received, contact Attorney Search Network. We can help you find a local lawyer to assist you in fighting a restraining order.
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