Oregon Restraining Order Lawyers
Oregon’s Family Abuse Protection Act (FAPA) provides a fast mechanism for citizens to obtain court-ordered protection against an abusive party. To obtain a restraining order, a person must be able to give evidence that they have been the victim of abuse within the past 180 days. Alternatively, you must show that the the abuser intentionally or recklessly caused, or tried to cause, bodily harm or placed you in fear of serious harm. Finally, the abuser must be (1) a spouse or former spouse; (2) an adult person related by blood, marriage or adoption; (3) a persons who has lived in the same household; or (4) somone with whom the abused person has been involved in a sexually intimate relationship within two years of filing for the restraining order.
How a Restraining Order Lawyer Can Help
While restraining orders are a valuable tool to prevent ongoing abuse, they are sometimes used improperly to gain a perceived upper hand in family law matters. Restraining orders have long-term consequences, and should never be obtained without careful consideration of the impact such an order may have on the involved parties. Our attorneys are skilled not only in assisting victims of abuse to maintain restraining orders, but also in defending and having dismissed those that were obtained wrongly.
Our attorneys can provide detailed advice about whether obtaining a restraining order is appropriate in your specific circumstance. If so, we can work with you to get the court order and keep in in place. Similarly, if you have been served with an improper restraining order, we can provide a vigorous defense to get the order dismissed. Because of the potential long-term consequences of a FAPA restraining order on future employment and your legal record, it is important that you discuss the matter with an experienced restraining order lawyer.
Contact one of our experienced restraining order lawyers today to discuss your circumstance regarding a restraining order.
What To Expect In An Oregon Consultation About Restraining Orders
As a service to clients, we meet with all potential clients in person, preferably with two attorneys, for the first consultation. This allows us to determine which lawyer is best-suited for any given case, based on the subject matter and the client’s personality. In addition to the client getting two-for-the-price-of-one, this allows both lawyers to meet potential clients and hear the background of each case. Although ultimately only one lawyer will handle the case, the other will then know the basics of each case and can answer questions when a client calls. We offer this initial consultation for a flat-fee of $100.00.
When starting the process for finding a lawyer, potential clients often ask “who is the best lawyer in Oregon for handling restraining orders” or the “who is the best restraining order lawyer in Portland?” The answer is: the lawyer who gets the results you need. Like the rest of the law, there is not one-size-fits-all when it comes to selecting an attorney to guide you through the Oregon restraining order process. The best attorney for you is the one who listens to your circumstances, provides solid legal advice, and facilitates and achieves your goals. Contact one of our Portland restraining order lawyers today to set up a consultation.