Restraining Orders

Domestic Violence/Harassment

A restraining order is a court order that prohibits a person from engaging in behavior that has been restrained by the court. Failure to comply with the terms of a restraining order can result in a contempt proceeding in which the aggrieved party may ask a court of law to find the restrained party in contempt.

In a divorce case, either during a divorce or after a divorce, a restraining order may be sought for several reasons. Some of the reasons why a person may seek a restraining order in a divorce or post-divorce matter include the following:

  • A spouse is changing insurance policy coverage.
  • A spouse is spending unwisely or giving away property.
  • A spouse in endangering the success of a family business.

If you are getting a divorce in Washington or are involved in a post-divorce dispute that makes it necessary to pursue a restraining order, the law office of Tim Edwards & Associates can help. We represent clients throughout Pierce County and South King County in a wide range of divorce and family law matters, including motions for a restraining order. We also represent clients who oppose a motion for a restraining order.

We are also pleased to represent clients in cases involving a relocation dispute. According to Washington law, a parent who has been divorced and who is subject to a parenting plan order must provide proper notice to his or her former spouse if he or she intends to relocate. The ex-spouse who has been notified then has an opportunity to make a motion seeking to restrain his or her ex-spouse from moving while the parties' children are minors and/or subject to the continuing terms of a parenting plan.

Contact a Lawyer

If you need help in seeking or opposing a restraining order, contact attorney Tim Edwards.