Abuse in the family home can often spiral out of control. Domestic violence and abuse are often major contributors to divorce, and can threaten the safety and well-being of the entire household. In CA, there are tools that victims can rely on to try and stay safe from the threat of harm or continued abuse. One of these primary tools is what is known as a restraining order.
Restraining orders are serious matters, and can include a variety of conditions and stipulations. For example, someone who has a restraining order placed against them might be barred from approaching the victim, owning guns, could force them to move residence, and more.