Domestic violence tends to move in silence. Statistically speaking individuals being abused are either unaware of the abuse or too scared to speak up, thus creating a vicious cycle and dark breeding grounds for the abuser. This blog post discusses the specifics of what entails domestic violence within family law and the legal strategies to combat domestic violence restraining orders.
To begin with, the definition of domestic violence pertains to abuse/threats of abuse when the person being abused and the abuser are or have been in an intimate relationship, are dating or used to date, live or lived together, or have a child together. Abuse may be physical or verbal and even non-verbal conduct can be abusive. To acquire for more specifics then please reference the California Family Code §6203 and the Criminal Domestic Violence laws, California Penal Code §273.5, §243(e)(1).
If a family law judge decides to grant a restraining order, then the individual being restrained will have to commit to lifestyle changes. These include, but are not limited to, moving out of your home, maintaining 100 feet distance between them and the protected party, abilities to co-parent, and more. The different types of restraining orders are Emergency Protective Order (EPO), Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), Permanent Restraining Order, and Criminal Protective Order or “Stay-Away” Order.
There are a series of different components that will affect your life if you were involved with domestic violence and decided to pursue a restraining order. Take a moment to listen to Evie Jeang’s webinar to understand the legal drawbacks, how to file a response (DV120), legal strategies for handling domestic violence, temporary restraining orders, and more.