The Definition of Abuse and What a Domestic Violence Restraining Order Can Do For You

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is always an emotional and difficult issue. If you are currently being abused or are being threatened by a spouse, ex-spouse or family member, please seek the appropriate help immediately.  No one should be living in fear of being abused.

At Wallin & Klarich, we have family law attorneys who can help you obtain a domestic violence restraining order from the court. We can protect your rights and are always concerned about our client’s well-being.

Under the California Family Code Section 6203, the definition of “Abuse” includes any of the following:

  • Intentionally or recklessly causing or attempting to cause bodily injury; or
  • Sexual assault; or
  • Placing a person in a “reasonable apprehension” of imminent serious bodily injury to that person or another.

Again, if you are a victim of domestic violence and are currently being abused or threatened with violence, please seek our help now.

When you are asking the court for a restraining order, you are called the “protected person.” The person whom you are trying to obtain the restraining order against is called the “restrained person.”

The court can order a restrained person to:

  • Not contact or go near you, your children, other relatives, or others who live with you
  • Not to have a gun or ammunition;
  • To move out of your house;
  • To obey child custody and visitation orders;
  • Pay child and/or spousal support; and
  • Obey orders about property.

Lastly, it is important to note: a violation of a restraining order is a crime and the restrained person may face arrest and criminal prosecution. If you are in an abusive relationship, it is essential to get the appropriate assistance. At Wallin & Klarich, we provide our clients with the best family law services. If you want to obtain a domestic violence order, call your Restraining Order lawyer toll free at (888) 749-7428 so we can help you.

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    Paul Wallin is the senior managing partner at Wallin & Klarich. With over thirty years of experience handling many types of criminal defense cases, Paul Wallin has a tremendous amount of knowledge when advocating for his client´s rights. Paul Wallin prides himself in going the extra mile to put his clients at ease especially when they are facing allegations of criminal misconduct and are stressing over it. Many have trusted Paul Wallin and his team at Wallin & Klarich to assist them in their darkest hour.

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