The State of California defines domestic violence as “abuse or threats of abuse when the person being abused and the abuser are or have been in an intimate relationship.” While abuse does include physical acts of violence and sexual assault, it may also take emotional, verbal, and psychological forms. For example, harassing, stalking, or making threats are all considered forms of abuse.
In California, you may request a domestic violence restraining order if you have been abused or had threats of abuse made against you by someone you have an intimate relationship with, including spouses, former spouses, someone you have a child with, or a former romantic partner. A restraining order can ensure that the abusive party has no contact with you or your children, will stay away from your home and workplace, will not be permitted to own a gun, and more. If you are suffering from any form of abuse, it is important that you consider your legal options as soon as possible.
At The Kurta Law Firm, the safety and wellbeing of our clients is our top priority. If you are being abused by another party, please do not hesitate to contact us at (925)-385-8586 for a confidential consultation with an experienced and compassionate attorney who can help you to receive the protection you need.