Portland Restraining Order Attorney
Restraining Order Lawyers Serving Portland, Oregon
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 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) persons who have lived in the same household; or (4) someone 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 it 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 Portland restraining order attorney.
Contact one of our Portland restraining order attorneys today to discuss your circumstance regarding a restraining order.
What To Expect In An Oregon Consultation About Restraining Orders
We meet with all potential clients in person for the first consultation. This allows us to meet potential clients and hear the background of each case, to determine if your case is a good fit for our office, and to provide information about a client’s rights and responsibilities under Oregon law. We offer this initial consultation for a flat fee.
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 no 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 attorneys today to set up a consultation.