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Someone Filed a Protection Order Against Me… Now What?

A California protective order (sometimes called a “restraining order”) is a legal document that can be used to help protect victims from harassment or abuse from a specific individual.  This order is one of the most helpful ways of protecting victims of domestic violence from future harm. Unfortunately, it can also be misused, and employed as a tool during divorce, …

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Domestic Violence

Divorce is never easy, but for families struggling with domestic violence, the transition can be even more complicated—especially for those who have children, need to file a restraining order, or are worried about retaliation. Each state has different laws for handling domestic violence during divorce. In some jurisdictions, these offenses can warrant the filing of a fault-based divorce, and end …