Anybody who suspects abuse has a legal
obligation to report their concerns…
Domestic Violence as defined in Family Code Section 6200 includes, but is not limited to, abuse perpetrated against a spouse or former spouse. This includes physical violence, sexual violence, neglect, and psychological violence.
For a person who is actively harassed or abused by another, a restraining order can offer immediate protection from further harm. This is a type of court order that prohibits a certain person from contacting, harassing, or performing other specific actions regarding another person or persons.
Restraining orders have serious consequences, and it is important to understand how to obtain one and how to challenge one.