MR. B.A.S. (BAS) VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., Esq.), attorney at law, handles litigation of contentious matters through court actions, and aggressively defend and prosecute her clients’ interests in a wide variety of civil legal proceedings. He assists clients with that are faced with the various aspects in the field of domestic violence, assault, harassment, stalking, or sexual assault.
A restraining order or protective order is an order used by a court to protect a person, business, company, establishment, or entity, and the general public, in a situation involving alleged domestic violence, assault, harassment, stalking, or sexual assault.
A domestic violence restraining order generally protects only parties deemed to be in some form of “domestic” relationship which may, depending on the statute, include a family, household, intimate, or sexual relationship.
A sexual assault restraining order specifically protects a victim of sexual assault regardless of what relationship may or may not exist between petitioner and respondent. If her state has no sexual assault restraining order statute, she may still qualify for a domestic violence restraining order if the sexual assault occurred in the context of a domestic relationship or if the statute is written sufficiently broad. In such cases, sexual assault survivors can sometimes qualify for domestic violence restraining orders because any act of sexual intercourse between petitioner and respondent, even during rape, legally establishes the required sexually intimate relationship.
Harassment and stalking restraining orders also generally do not require any specific relationship to exist or not exist between the parties, but also may not be available in all states. These types of restraining orders also generally require at least two instances of, respectively, harassment or stalking to qualify.
In civil legal proceedings MR. B.A.S. (BAS) VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., Esq.), attorney at law, strives to be cost-effective, and have regard to viable alternatives to legal measures wherever possible.
In addition to providing civil litigation services, MR. B.A.S. (BAS) VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., Esq.), attorney at law, also provides day-to-day advice to clients on claim avoidance, risk management, damage control and protection of confidential and proprietary material.