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Category: Restraining Orders

Victim’s Protection Order: Can I Re-file A VPO?

The Judge Didn’t Grant The Victim’s Protection Order, And Now I Fear For My Life. Can I Re-File? You are always able to refile a VPO (Victim’s Protection Order), but if the allegations are based on the same incident that was heard by the court and dismissed, your petition will be unsuccessful. In other words,… Read more>>

Steps to Get a Restraining Order Placed

What are the steps to get a restraining order? The steps to get a restraining order are relatively easy when you have the right documentation. However, this process requires following certain steps in the correct order and preparing your case carefully. Apply at Family Court The first step is to go to a family court… Read more>>

Protecting Your Children After You File A Restraining Order

According to the Administration for Children and Families, there is an expanding body of literature revealing that children who have been exposed to domestic violence have a greater likelihood than their peers to experience a wide range of challenges. These can be behavioral, social or emotional problems. Children involved in domestic violence can also display… Read more>>

I’m Afraid Things Will Get Worse When I File A Restraining Order

If you have lived life in the cycle of violence for any amount of time, you know what it means to walk on eggshells. Any period of stress can trigger a violent episode, which can mean verbal, physical, or sexual abuse for the victim. Although the period after the incident is the best time to… Read more>>

Divorce and Protective Orders

Divorce and protective orders sometimes go hand in hand, but in many cases protective orders can be filed in other circumstances, too. If you have reason to seek a protective order, you know how scary it can be to have a stalker or to feel threatened in any way. Recently in Atlanta, Georgia, actor and… Read more>>

Compare and Contrast: Restraining Orders, No Contact Order, and Residence Exclusion Order

Courts issue different types of orders including restraining orders, no contact orders and residence exclusion orders. It is important to compare and contrast the different types of restraining orders to understand how they all work. Compare and Contrast: Restraining order Judges issue restraining orders, also known as protection orders, to protect victims of abuse against… Read more>>

Mother of actor’s son gets restraining order

On behalf of Law Office of Ann A. Thomson (Seal Beach family law attorney) , A Professional Law Corporation posted on Friday, December 13, 2013. Ex Girlfriend Files Restraining Order Against Jason Patric In a case that has caught the eye of many California fathers’ rights advocates, actor Jason Patric is now subject to a restraining order that… Read more>>


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