Domestic Violence Restraining orders protect men and women. The husband (potential client) in a marriage called the office and requested information for a divorce. While the attorney interviewed the husband, the attorney learned that the wife had a history of pushing, shoving, and making derogatory remarks to the husband. The typical petitioning litigant in a family law domestic violence case is thought to be a woman, however, men are frequently physically and verbally abused in relationships and often fail to report the abuse by a spouse or significant other. Under the California Family Code, the Domestic Violence Prevention Act ("DVPA") equally protects men and women. Our attorneys have successfully defended DVPA requests, and obtained temporary and permanent DVPA restraining orders on behalf of both male and female clients.
For legal representation in a DVPA matter, contact Richard Ross, CFLS.