Is it worth getting a lawyer for my restraining order case?
This question is standard, though completely subjective and fact-specific. Obtaining a restraining order does not require an attorney, and it is usually secured without a lawyer. However, if the matter goes to a hearing, while it is certainly possible for people to handle the restraining order hearing independently, it is probably not a great idea. In addition to being held to rules of procedure and evidence, the untrained person likely will not know which aspects of the law should require the most focus. Because judges are bound to follow the law, if you don't present the correct information, they may have no choice under the law to make a ruling that is adverse to your goals.
Restraining orders have significant consequences, so having an experienced Oregon restraining order lawyer help you is almost certainly in your best interest.