EPO’s and TRO’s Can Last for Years….Don’t Represent Yourself!
Emergency Protective Order’s and Temporary Restraining Orders can have a lasting effect on you, your loved ones, and your finances. Representing yourself when you are emotionally involved can cause you to lose focus on the law and related issues necessary in proving your case. Mr. Christl with his years of trial experience stands ready to identify the issues and facts. He will call witnesses on your behalf and argue your case so that you can receive the best possible result.
EPO AND TRO LAW
If the plaintiff is seeking a TRO, determine whether the plaintiff has shown reasonable proof of harassment by the defendant and that the plaintiff will suffer great or irreparable harm if the TRO is not granted. CCP §527.6(c). See §20.11. The “harassment” must consist of unlawful violence, a credible threat of violence, or a knowing and willful course of conduct directed at the plaintiff that seriously alarms, annoys, or harasses the plaintiff, and that serves no legitimate purpose. CCP §527.6(b). See §20.10; see also item (9) in §20.3. If the conduct about which the plaintiff is complaining does not meet this statutory definition, the court may not provide relief, temporary or otherwise.