A Domestic Violence Restraining Order (“DVRO”) may be issued to prevent further domestic violence or abuse. A DVRO may be issued between parties who are spouses, divorced or separated from each other, dating or used to date each other, have a child together or live together as romantic partners. A DVRO may also protect the parties’ children, grandparents and in-laws (with a current marriage).
Under the Domestic Violence Prevention Act, “domestic violence” or “abuse” means to intentionally or recklessly cause or attempt to cause bodily injury to you; or sexually assault you; or to place you or another person in reasonable fear of imminent serious bodily injury; or to molest, attack, hit, stalk, threaten, batter, harass, telephone, or contact you; or to disturb your peace; or destroy your personal property. Abuse can be spoken, written, or physical.
Our law firm has extensive experience in prosecuting and defending domestic violence cases in the family law courts. In order to successfully handle a domestic violence case, the attorney needs expertise in courtroom advocacy, evidentiary rules, investigative strategies and negotiating skills. Our attorneys have exceptional experience in winning restraining order hearings, which often means that these cases can be resolved early without the need for a trial.
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