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Restraining Orders

David Partovi knows how restraining orders work in Idaho and Washington. He has practiced criminal and family law for over 20 years.

Whether you need to protect yourself with a restraining order, or you need to appeal an order, our attorney in Spokane, WA, can help.

Learn more about how Partovi Law helps with restraining orders in Washington and Idaho...

What Are Restraining Orders?

Restraining orders, also called protection orders, are orders issued by a court that restrict a person's rights to interact with another person or entity. Protection orders most often come into play in civil cases when a person is accused of abuse, harassment, or domestic violence. If you are in danger, David Partovi can help you secure a restraining order.

Restraining orders can provide necessary protection to true victims of abuse or domestic violence. However, men and women occasionally make false accusations of abuse or domestic violence in order to gain leverage in divorce cases or child custody disputes. Under those circumstances, an innocent person can suddenly find themselves forced to leave their own home or cut off from contact with their children. When you are served with an unfair protection order, our attorney can help you argue for the order to be lifted.

The Protection Order Process In Spokane County and Northern Idaho

You can enlist the aid of David Partovi at any step of the protection order process.
You can enlist the aid of David Partovi at any step of the protection order process.

Petition

The person who wants a protection order must petition the court. Depending on the circumstances of the case, they may need to petition the District Court or the Superior Court. A lawyer or the court clerk can help them determine what type of restraining order they need.

Judge Review

A judge will review the petition to determine if a temporary protection order is warranted. The petitioner may have to attend an ex-parte (one-side only) hearing to explain the case to the judge.

Service

If the case seems valid, the judge will likely issue a temporary protection order against the alleged abuser (known as the respondent). The court will arrange for the respondent to be served with the order. The order typically restrains the respondent for two weeks.

Hearing

The temporary order will specify a time and a place for a legal hearing where both sides will be allowed to speak before a judge. Both the petitioner and the respondent are allowed to have an attorney present if they wish. At the end of the hearing, the judge will decide to lift or extend the protection order.

Are You in Danger? We'll Help You Get a Protection Order

If you are the victim of domestic violence, stalking, harassment, or some other form of abuse, Spokane-based attorney David Partovi can help you petition the court for a protection order.

By petitioning for an official protection order, you can force your abuser to stop contacting you and to stay away from your home (even if you share a home with them). If your abuser breaks the mandates of the protection order, they can face serious criminal charges.

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Have You Been Served a Restraining Order? We Can Represent You

If you have been served with a protection order in Spokane County or northern Idaho, do not violate the order. The best course of action is to consult with an attorney like David Partovi.

You probably have a legal hearing scheduled in the next few weeks. If you meet with Mr. Partovi, he can help you prepare for your hearing, and he can even attend the hearing with you.

As an attorney who handles both civil and criminal cases, there is no situation too complicated for Mr. Partovi. Contact our Spokane office today for a free consultation.

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Adam Nicoles

2021

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Mr. Partovi held a joint consultation call with his paralegal, my wife and me. There was not a lot of time for response and their schedule was tight. Both of them took an hour of their Saturday to meet with us and discuss our needs. The conversation was to the point and honest. It is clear that Mr. Partovi and his team put their reputation and client's expectations first. No need to promise the moon when you come across as an honest, knowledgable professional. Their knowledge and experience came through in the call and made me reconsider my entire approach. They told me what I needed to hear, not what I wanted to. In an hour's time, they earned my trust. The reviews below are correct, Partovi Law lives up the their reputation. It is clear they know what they are doing and urge anyone with any doubt to reach out for advice.

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Hanncel Sanchez

2020

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We are very pleased with the outstanding service we received from Mr. Partovi and his staff. Mr. Partovi is very knowledgeable, professional and flexible. We met at his office very last minute and yet he took the time to go through the case details and answer all of our questions. He showed that he cared about the case and his client. He even went out of his way to make the impossible possible! We totally recommend his law firm 100%! Professional, reliable and trustworthy!

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Attorney David Partovi and his team are always available when you need them. They are proud to be associated with:

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Contact us now by calling (509) 638-3247 or completing our online contact form. We can arrange to discuss your case with you as soon as possible.

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