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Family Law

Restraining Orders

Protect Your Family by Choosing a Reliable La Mesa Family Lawyer

In California, restraining orders are issued by the court to protect people from physical, sexual, and psychological violence or harassment. I’ve been working as a family law attorney since 1992, and I have seen how stalking, abuse, and threats of violence can instill intense fear in both men and women.

Please contact my office if you feel threatened by someone in your life and want to pursue legal protection. I understand how complex and sensitive these situations can be, and I want you to feel safe coming to me for legal advice and representation. As a mother of two, I am fully committed to helping my clients secure protection for themselves and their children.

I offer free consultations. Please contact me at (619) 304-8499 to explore your legal options and discover how you can protect yourself and your family.

How a Restraining Order Can Protect You

When your request for a restraining order is granted by the court, you are legally considered a “protected person.” The person you desire protection from is called a “restrained person.” If the restrained person violates the court order, he or she may face significant legal consequences including costly fines and jail time.

A restraining order can include:

  • Personal conduct orders
    • These orders prevent the restrained person from contacting, threatening, stalking, and physically or sexually assaulting the protected person. The restrained person is also not allowed to deface or destroy any property belonging to the protected person.
  • Stay-away orders
    • These orders ensure that the restricted person is forced to keep 50 or 100 yards away from the protected person’s residence and place of employment. These orders can also extend to a child’s school or child care location.
  • Residence exclusion orders
    • These orders can only be requested in domestic violence and dependent adult abuse cases. Per the restraining order, the restrained person is legally required to move out of the protected person’s residence.

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Schedule a Consultation

My objective is your safety and protection. Please call me so we can schedule a consultation to discuss which restraining order best fits your situation. I can guide you through the entire legal process and help you fill out and file the necessary forms. During your court hearing, I can present your case and any associated evidence to the judge, thereby ensuring you receive the legal protections you require.

You don’t have to experience this difficult time alone. Please contact The Law Offices of Andrea Schneider at (619) 304-8499 if you’re ready to file a restraining order. I represent clients in Lemon Grove, El Cajon, and the surrounding areas.

Professional Help When You Need It Most

  • I treat my clients like family, not case numbers. My clients get the personal attention that their case deserves.
  • When you call my office, you get me! You will not be handed off. I live and breathe your case and I will be with you every step of the way.
  • As a mother of two, I understand it is important to do what's best for you and your family. You can trust, I will do just that for you.
  • I truly care about my clients and am here to help them with any legal matter they are facing.
  • I have your best interest at heart and in mind. I will patiently listen to what you want, need and value.
  • We will strategize and develop a game plan that will help you achieve your goals all while staying within your budget.

Hear From Others
I Have Helped

  • Andrea put my mind to rest.

    “When overwhelmed and worried about what my rights where Andrea put my mind to rest. She made me feel comfortable and advised me on what next steps I should take to make sure everyone is covered in this unfortunate situation. Thank you !”

    Bianca

  • Andrea has worked hard on my case and I am very very grateful for that

    “No one would ever believe how much Andrea has helped me go through this. She has helped me keep my spirits up when I have been at my lowest point in my life. I never thought I’d be getting a divorce from someone I once loved. I would refer her to any of my friends. Andrea has worked hard on my case and I am very very grateful for that. I would probably have given up and just taken what ever I could get. She is a great lawyer.”

    Bonnie

  • I was lucky receive a call from Andrea.

    “I submitted a general inquiry to speak with a lawyer, and was lucky to receive a call from Andrea. She listened, cared, and provided constructive feedback. I would recommend her, as well as consult with her in the future. ”

    E

  • Attorney Andrea Schneider goes to great lengths for her clients.

    “Attorney Andrea Schneider goes to great lengths for her clients. Professional excellence! Keep up the great work and thank you for caring enough to get my husband started on his journey.”

    Shirley

  • She never gave up defending me.

    “She has a vast knowledge of the court system and the law. She has worked with me diligently since January, and it is now November, to keep me out of prison due to multiple DUI’s. I would highly recommend Andrea for any legal matters.”

    Dan