An all too pervasive part of our society is the perpetration of domestic violence against a loved one. It is the objective of California’s Family Courts to prevent any further abuse along with other potential family members. And, the Family Court’s discretion to impose a restraining order along with ancillary orders is much more liberal than in conventional civil restraining orders.
You need not have a pending divorce or paternity matter to obtain a Domestic Violence Restraining Order.
What constitutes abuse under the Family Code is much broader than in the criminal arena and includes;
PROTECTION FROM A BROAD RANGE OF ABUSE
Not only intentional and reckless physical abuse, but also harassment, annoyance and disturbing the peace of a loved one.
Placing the Victim in Reasonable Apprehension of Harm
Harassing Emails and Telephone Calls
Destruction of Your Property
Abuse against members of the household
Disturbing your peace