Tag Archives: Domestic Violence

Why You Should Have an Attorney File for a Domestic Violence Restraining Order

In California, if you are threatened or abused by someone with whom you have a close personal relationship, you can seek the help of the court in keeping that person away from you. The tool used to keep that person away from you is called a Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO), and it can be a very effective way to separate yourself from the person who is dan… Continue Reading.......
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Domestic Violence Convictions Take Away Your Right to Bear Arms

The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects your right to keep and bear a firearm. However, under a new law that took effect on January 1, 2019, a conviction for domestic violence in California strips you of this right unless, under limited circumstances, you are pardoned or have your conviction expunged.

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How Can Restraining Orders Affect Spousal Support?

Domestic violence is a common issue that arises during divorce. Oftentimes, a criminal investigation must take place in order to prove that the alleged domestic violence actually occurred. This typically slows down family law proceedings. For example, what happens when one party during a divorce cannot afford to move away from his/her former spouse and… Continue Reading.......

What to Do if a Domestic Violence Restraining Order is Filed Against You

What is a Domestic Violence Restraining Order?

A domestic violence restraining order, also known as a “DVRO” for short, is an order issued by the Court to protect people if there are allegations of abuse or threats of abuse that have been raised. A DVRO is a very serious matter, and can have a negative impact on your life.  For example, the DVRO can be used to make… Continue Reading.......

Court Grants Restraining Order Under the Domestic Violence Prevention Act for Husband’s Public Disclosure of his Former Wife’s Private Emails

In In Re Marriage of Nadkarni, 2009 DJDAR 7158, the court found that the Husband’s accessing his former wife’s private email account constituted abuse under the domestic violence prevention act. An application for a restraining order must allege “abuse” under the Domestic Violence Prevention Act. California Family Code Section 6320 states that “dis… Continue Reading.......