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Recent Posts in Domestic Violence Category

  • Protections Offered in a California Restraining Order

    If you have been harmed or fear harm from someone, whether that be physical or sexual harm in the form of abuse, threats, stalking, or harassment, you have the right to request protection in the form of a court-issued restraining order. Restraining orders can prohibit the abuser from a number of activities and behaviors, depending on your situation and the type of order you obtain. Keep reading to ...
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  • Why Domestic Violence Has Increased During the Pandemic

    As if this year hasn’t already created enough hardships for people all over the world, one of the most unfortunate emerging facts of 2020 is that domestic violence has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic according to UN Women. Domestic violence (also known as “intimate partner violence” or “DV”) is defined by California law as harming or threatening to harm an intimate partner, although family ...
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  • 3 Types of Domestic Violence Restraining Orders in CA

    If you are a victim of domestic violence in California or fear an attack from a current or former spouse/romantic partner, someone who shares a child with, someone you live(d) with, or a relative is imminent, you may obtain a restraining order. Also known as a protective order or order of protection, this type of court order prohibits an abuser from contacting or being within a certain distance of ...
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  • Can I Get a Restraining Order Removed?

    Restraining orders are usually issued by courts in cases involving domestic violence, sexual assault, assault and battery, harassment, and stalking. Restraining orders are used to prevent an alleged abuser from being able to contact, visit, or come near a protected party. When a restraining order is issued and the defendant and victim still live together, then the order basically forces the ...
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