My housemate and I got into a physical altercation. He's getting a restraining order and so am I. How does this work if we rent rooms in the same house and how long until it takes effect.
How does it work? Google "circular firing squad" for a good overview.
The orders go into effect as soon as the judge signs your request for a temporary order pending hearing.
If that happens, neither of you will be able to come with a hundred yards of the other, so you'll both have to move.
This is NOT legal advice. It is a general discussion of legal principles by a California lawyer, and does not create an attorney/client relationship. You should always consult PRIVATELY with an attorney.
All kinds of ways to work this. You may be ordered to stay away from common areas together. One of you may be ordered to move, or both might. Or the judge will deny both orders if you two can just act like adults and ignore one another. Frankly, you may want to take the bull by the horns and just moe for your own safety and peace of mind, if you have the resources. Because things are not going to get better if you are both still firing at one another.
The court grants restraining orders. You can't just get one without a hearing. If both are granted, you will need to move.
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