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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

  • I will be walking into mediation with my son's father feeling as prepared as possible.

    “I hired Andrea to consult me on a child custody case. She talked me through the whole process thoroughly and explained what you expect as well as how I can best present myself. I am grateful for her assistance.”

    Britney

  • She genuinely cares about me, and my case.

    “First off I would like to say Andrea is amazing. I live out of state, and she is willing to face-time call, text. She is very thorough in everything she does, she also helps me understand. She genuinely cares about me, and my case. I have never felt more comfortable working with someone than her. I honestly couldn’t have found anyone better. Thank you Andrea.”

    Brandy

  • I left our appointment feeling empowered and capable of negotiating the divorce and child custody process.

    “She had genuine concern for me and my children at a time where it often felt like nobody was looking out for us. Andrea was also very flexible with scheduling and offered solutions on how to work with my budget.”

    Tori

  • Andrea Schneider is a God send.

    “Andrea Schneider is a God send. If you need legal help call her. She replies fast and I couldn’t be more grateful for her help.”

    Ashley

  • It was a comforting knowing she was in my corner.

    “Andrea is a very patient and understanding lawyer and ensured I received a positive outcome. Her attention to detail and professional manner lead to a surprisingly, amicable solution in a potentially costly, contentious case. It was a comforting knowing she was in my corner and greatly reduced my stress going into the case. Thanks Andrea!”

    Carl