Portland Protective Order Lawyers
Restraining Orders & Protective Orders in Oregon
In instances of sexual abuse, domestic violence, and other types of abuse, a victim can seek protection by filing a restraining order or protective order. Such orders may prohibit an alleged abuser from contacting or even coming within a certain distance of a victim. They may also include other stipulations, such as requiring the alleged abuser to move from a shared residence or provide emergency monetary relief. They may even award custody, subject to parenting time (visitation), to the victim.
Levine Law Center is experienced in helping clients file and litigate restraining orders and protective orders in the greater Portland area. If you have found yourself in a situation where you need to obtain or challenge a restraining order or protective order of any kind, our attorneys can help you through this difficult time.
What Do You Need To Get a Restraining Order in Oregon?
The requirements to file for a restraining order in Oregon are:
- Age: Both you and the respondent need to be at least 18 years old. If you are not older than 18, the respondent should be at least 18 years old, and either be your current or former spouse/registered domestic partner or someone who currently has or has had a sexual relationship with you.
Relationship: The respondent must either be
- your current or former spouse/registered domestic partner; or
- someone you currently live with or have lived with in a sexually intimate relationship; or
- someone you currently have a sexual relationship with or have in the last 2 years; or
- related to you by blood, marriage, or adoption; or
- the parent of your child.
Abuse: In the last 180 days, the respondent must have:
- physically injured or tried to physically injure you; or
- threatened to physically injure you; or
- made you have sexual relations against your will using force or threats of force.
- Ongoing danger: The safety of you or your children must be in imminent danger.
How Long Does a Restraining Order Last in Oregon?
In Oregon, a restraining order lasts for one year from the date the judge signed it, unless it has been dismissed or cancelled by the court. However, it is possible to renew it yearly, as long as the judge believes you are still in danger and as long as you file the paperwork before the order expires.
Our goal is always to protect our clients’ best interests, and we accomplish this by applying our knowledge and experience to effectively file or challenge:
- Elderly Persons and Persons with Disabilities Abuse Prevention Act (EPPDAPA) Restraining Orders
- Family Abuse Prevention Act (FAPA) Restraining Orders
- Sexual Abuse Protective Orders (SAPOs)
- Stalking Protection Orders
- Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs)
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