How do I Get a Domestic Violence Protection Order in Maryland?

Recently updated on February 28th, 2024 at 08:44 amOverview A domestic violence protection order in Maryland is a formal document that commands an abuser to cease specific actions, thereby ensuring the safety of the victim. These actions may include: Causing harm to you Making threats against you Contacting you Approaching your residence or workplace Such…

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How do I Get a Domestic Violence Protection Order in Georgia?

Overview A protection order, issued by a judge, is a formal document that commands an abuser to cease specific actions, thereby ensuring the safety of the victim. These actions may include: Causing harm to you Making threats against you Contacting you Approaching your residence or workplace Such orders can be valid for a maximum of…

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How do I Get a Domestic Violence Protection Order in Arkansas?

Introduction A protection order is a formal document that commands an abuser to cease specific actions, thereby ensuring the safety of the victim. These actions may include causing harm, making threats against you, contacting you or approaching your residence or workplace. Such orders can be valid for a maximum of five years. Additionally, they may…

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How do I Get a Domestic Violence Protection Order in Alaska?

Overview A protection order, issued by a judge, is a formal document that commands an abuser to cease specific actions, thereby ensuring the safety of the victim. If a person believes their situation qualifies for protection order as defined in Alaska Statutes, they can contact the Alaska Superior Court where they live, where the abuser…

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How do I get a California Civil Harassment Restraining Order

Overview Under California law (Code of Civil Procedure §527.6), a person who has suffered harassment may seek a restraining order and an injunction prohibiting harassment. A restraining order, is formally known as a Civil Harassment Restraining Order in California as these are governed by state law (as opposed to Federal Law). The name of similar…

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When to Call 911 in Domestic Violence

Recently updated on December 5th, 2023 at 11:01 pmDomestic violence is a deeply distressing and potentially life-threatening situation that affects countless individuals and families. Knowing when to call 911 in a domestic violence case is crucial, as it can be the difference between safety and further harm. In this blog, we’ll break down when it’s…

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Date Rape and Legal Options in California

Recently updated on December 13th, 2023 at 11:51 amOverview Date rape is when someone is sexually assaulted by a person they know, especially in a romantic or potentially sexual relationship. Date rape typically involves a female victim who knows the perpetrator. It occurs within the context of an existing or past romantic or sexual relationship…

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Comparison Between Criminal Protective Orders (DVROs) And Domestic Violence Restraining Orders (CPOs) in California

Recently updated on December 5th, 2023 at 11:17 pmIn California, when it comes to ensuring personal safety and preventing harassment or harm, two essential legal tools are frequently used: Criminal Protective Orders (CPOs) and Domestic Violence Restraining Orders (DVROs). These orders are intended to safeguard individuals from harm, but they have distinct differences in terms…

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What is the legal definition of Domestic Violence in California

Recently updated on January 8th, 2024 at 11:15 pmThe legal definition of domestic violence in California is written in California Family Code 6211 (Ann.Cal.Fam.Code § 6211) For “Domestic violence” to have occurred there are two conditions that must be both be true  Abuse must have occurred The relationship between the victim and the abuser is…

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