Domestic Violence Restraining Orders are orders that restrict conduct between the parties as a result of some physical altercation or harassment OR the threat of physical altercation or harassment.
In California there are domestic violence restraining orders in Family court, which are different than domestic violence restraining orders in criminal court. Litigants should be aware that the threshold for obtaining a domestic violence restraining order in family court is much lower than in criminal court and fairly low in general.
What Are the Consequences of a Domestic Violence Restraining Order in Family Law Court?
More and more we are seeing frivolous requests for domestic violence restraining orders (DVRO) filed in court. The reason being is that if granted it provides the protected person with a significant advantage in court as far as child custody orders, support orders and property control orders.
It goes without saying that if you feel you are angry at your spouse or partner you must leave the situation before it escalates to the point of domestic violence.
However, on the other hand One must be vigilant about protecting themselves against false allegations so that they are not unfairly disadvantaged in other areas such as child custody.
Speak with a lawyer immediately if you have concerns regarding domestic violence.