Oregon’s “Family Abuse Prevention Act” is intended to protect victims of domestic violence and allows victims of recent abuse to obtain protection from an abuser. If you have been a victim of physical abuse or threatened abuse as defined in the statute from a member of your household or family, you may be able to get a restraining order under the Oregon “family abuse prevention act.” The abuse usually must have occurred within the preceding six months, and you must be in imminent danger of further abuse.
When faced with a Family Abuse Prevention Act restraining order, it is important to have strong legal representation to the long lasting effect that the result of such a hearing can have. Having a restraining order upheld against you may cause you to forfeit your right to use firearms, and can be very harmful to your custody or parenting time case.
The attorneys at Stephens & Margolin LLP are experienced in litigating restraining orders and can assist you with any questions you may have regarding the process. If you are considering obtaining a restraining order, or have been served with a restraining order, we invite you to contact our office for an appointment to discuss your rights and obligations.