If you are a victim of domestic violence, talking to the right professionals and informing yourself about your legal and non-legal options can be the most important first step toward a healthy and happy life.
If you believe you or a loved one is in danger, call 911.
You may also contact the following resources for help:
California Partnership to End Domestic Violence
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Violence Prevention Resource Directory
National Sexual Assault Hotline
Center for Domestic Peace (Marin County)
Immigrant Survivors’ Legal Aid
Immigration Center for Women and Children
Find a local Domestic Violence Shelter
Find a local Child Protective Services
Find a local Adult Protective Services
The purpose of a Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO) is to prevent the recurrence of acts of domestic violence and to provide for a separation between the parties involved for a period of time sufficient to enable them to seek a resolution of the causes of the violence. (CA Family Code Section 6220)
A DVRO may be obtained when the abused and the abuser are:
Married or registered domestic partners,
Divorced or separated,
Dating or used to date,
Living together or used to live together (but more than just roommates), or
Closely related (i.e., parents, child, siblings, grandparents, etc.)
California law defines abuse as:
Making someone reasonably afraid that he or she or someone else is about to be seriously hurt,
Destroying personal property, or
Disturbing the peace of the other party.
If you are in need of a temporary or permanent Domestic Violence Restraining Order to protect yourself and your loved ones from harm, contact Attorney Jasmine Davaloo.