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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 would gladly recommend you to any others who may need your help.

    “Thank you for all your help. Your concern and professionalism were evident as you guided him through that very difficult situation. I was very impressed with the respect shown to you by the judge and the fact that he worked with you on the order he issued. I would gladly recommend you to any others who may need your help.”

    Henry

  • What a huge relief to know that Andrea had my back and would truly be MY champion.

    “She was very quick to respond to any of my questions and gave me just the right amount of support. She made me feel empowered during this divorce journey and helped me see that I could survive this ordeal with her by my side.”

    Dawn

  • 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

  • Her handling of my case in court resulted in the best possible outcome.

    “I want to thank Andrea for her work on my behalf. She guided me through the whole process she is very professional and easy to communicate with. Her handling of my case in court resulted in the best possible outcome. Her motto of helping good people through bad times is very appropriate.”

    Aaron

  • It came out far more superior than expected.

    “Andrea did a great job for myself and my case. It came out far more superior than expected. She was very thorough and competent. I appreciate everything she has done for myself and I would recommend her to anyone needing an attorney.”

    Jesse S.