A Domestic Violence Restraining Order protects against abuse from someone whom you have a close relationship with. A close relationship refers to marriage, domestic partnerships, prior romantic history, or family members you are related to. You can ask a court for a Domestic Violence Restraining Order if someone you have a close relationship with abuses or threatens to abuse you.
In this video, two California family court judges explain what happens during a Domestic Violence Restraining Order hearing. Specifically, they explain where you will sit during the hearing and what questions will be asked of you. Depending on your responses to the judge’s questions, he or she will either rule on your case or send you to family court mediation.
The San Jose divorce lawyers of Moreno Family law can help you prepare for a restraining order hearing. Call (408) 266-9011 to schedule an appointment.