Our offices do not handle restraining orders. However, we will refer you.
If you are an unfortunate victim of domestic violence, stop reading and immediately call the police. Once you are safe, you should seek a temporary restraining order. Los Angeles Superior Court has excellent, cost-free resources. Click here for an introduction.
If you have children, and have a restraining order against you, your child custody and visitation rights may be impacted. Family Code section 3044 basically says that if there is domestic violence within the past 5 years, the perpetrator will not have custody. There are exceptions. If this applies to you, you need to immediately contact an attorney. For a good article by the Los Angeles Superior Court on Child Custody and Domestic Violence, click here.
- If you are a victim of Domestic Violence, CLICK HERE
- California Courts Self-Help on Domestic Violence
- Referrals from LACBA’S Domestic Violence Project