Topic today: Domestic Violence.
Unfortunately 1/3 romantic relationships involve some form of abuse. Although that statistic involves verbal, mental, physical, emotional, financial, and sexual abuse, the state of California defines abuse in terms of getting a restraining order as:
1. Intentionally or recklessly causing or attempting to cause bodily injury
2. Sexual Assault
3. Placing a person in reasonable fear of imminent serious bodily injury to that person or another.
4. Engaging in the following behaviors: molesting, attacking, striking, stalking, threatening, sexually assaulting,
battering, or harassing
In order to qualify for a restraining order, the above must be caused by someone that you have a close relationship with, typically a present or past romantic involvement. If someone else is causing the abuse you would file for a Civil Harassment Order instead, which has the same legal protections as a Restraining order.
If you need help filing a restraining order, please call 510-999-7732 or email PRoss@allforthefamilylegalclinic.org today. We will also need you to fill out an application from our website www.allforthefamilylegalclinic.org
Please use a SAFE computer or phone when contacting us. Your abuser may use computer software to track your history even if you clear your web browser. Use a work, friend's, or public computer or phone when looking for help to get out of an abusive relationship.