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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:
- Physical injury,
- Making someone reasonably afraid that he or she or someone else is about to be seriously hurt,
- Sexual assault,
- Destroying personal property, or
- Disturbing the peace of the other party.
We can help you file for temporary and permanent Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, and represent you in court.
We also understand how domestic violence can affect a victim’s work. If you have suffered negative consequences at your workplace, or have been fired because of your harasser’s actions, there are laws that protect you. Contact our office for a FREE consultation.