31 May 2013 0 Comments

I didn’t hit my wife – help me!

ShareUnfortunately, domestic violence occurs thousands of times every day in the United States.  Even though men are responsible for more than 90% of these incidents, women play a part as well. Domestic violence is considered a criminal act that involves physical, sexual, or psychological abuse within an intimate relationship. Incidents may involve battery, assault, force, […]

24 April 2013 0 Comments

Restraining Orders for Domestic Violence Cases

Share Another important piece of recent California legislation affects the way restraining orders are issued regarding domestic violence cases.  AB 454 acts to amend several CCP, Family, and Welfare and Institutions codes to require specified notice to a protected party of a proceeding to modify or terminate a protective order before its expiration when that […]

17 April 2013 0 Comments

Domestic Violence: Legal Remedies to Promote Your Safety

Share At Holstrom, Sissung, Marks & Anderson, we take the issue of domestic violence very seriously. Our lawyers offer a full range of services, including filing for immediate temporary restraining orders and working with authorities to enforce police protective orders. More to the point, they can start working to protect you and your children today. […]

6 December 2012 0 Comments

What is in a protective order?

Share Going through a divorce is usually stressful for all concerned.  Most would prefer an amicable parting of the ways; however, this is not always the case.  In many instances tension is high and tempers are lost, causing others to be in fear of harm. Domestic abuse is an act of violence by a member […]

29 November 2012 0 Comments

What is an order of protection?

Share In many contested divorce cases, an order of protection is requested from one or both parties.  An order of protection is a court order which is issued in order to help prevent abuse, violence, stalking or harassment from continuing to occur. Most temporary orders of protection require the respondent to stay away from you […]

16 November 2012 0 Comments

Can a restraining order help me?

Share A restraining order is a court-issued document that prevents a specific person from making any form of contact with the person who filed for the order – keeping that person at a set distance. In many cases, the person may not be allowed to call, email or text the other person.  A restraining order […]

8 November 2012 0 Comments

Accused of domestic violence?

Share Charges of domestic violence often arise in connection with divorce.  Oftentimes, spousal abuse is the reason a victim is seeking a divorce.  However, there are times when one spouse makes false allegations of domestic violence against the other party in order to gain the upper hand in a child custody dispute. Domestic violence charges […]

29 August 2012 0 Comments

How do I get my husband out of the house?

Share Is your husband being abusive?  Are you a victim of domestic violence?  Can your spouse be removed from your home? An order of protection allows a judge to remove your husband from the marital home.  It is used to prohibit him from contacting you in any way.  Once it is served, it is against […]

24 August 2012 0 Comments

Do I need a restraining order?

Share A restraining order is an order granted by a judge that protects victims of family violence. A restraining order requires an abuser to stop contact with an individual and to stay away from their home, workplace, and family members.  The order can be filed against a family member, a non-related person living in the […]

26 July 2012 0 Comments

What is a protective order?

Share A protective order is issued for the purpose of protecting an individual from being hurt by another due to acts of abuse, violence or verbal threats.  Oftentimes they are issued in matters involving divorce and domestic violence. The individual requesting the order is known as the petitioner; the person receiving the order is the respondent. […]