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Civil Harassment Restraining Orders

The major difference between a civil TRO application and a domestic violence TRO is the relationship between the parties. For example, to seek a domestic violence restraining order, the parties must ...
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Workplace Violence Protective Order

Workplace violence protective orders must be initiated by the employer of the employee. They apply when an employee has suffered an unlawful act of violence in the workplace. The employer has to show ...
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Civil Harassment Restraining Orders

A civil harassment restraining order is unlike a domestic violence TRO in that the relationship between the parties is more casual. This type of protective order is normally for neighbors, casual ...
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Discovery in Restraining Order Cases

A major question in restraining order cases is whether or not discovery is permitted. A little known case answers that question. The simple answer is no. In Thomas v Quintero (126 Cal.App.4th 635), ...
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Mutual Restraining Orders

When you appear for a domestic violence restraining order, the Judge can grant mutual restraining orders on a very limited basis. Family Law Code section 6305 states that, "the court may not ...
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Continuances in TRO Hearings

Does the Respondent Have A Right to a Continuance? Yes. When the respondent appears to defend a domestic violence restraining order, he has an automatic right to continue the matter. He can ask the ...
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How to file an answer if served with a TRO

If you are served with a temporary restraining order, you must file an answer (response) with the court. The following provides links to said forms. However, it is also important to file your own ...
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Types of Restraining Orders

When law enforcement respond to a domestic violence call, they can ask a bench offcier for an EPO. This stands for emergency protective order. It is issued by a law enforcement officer with the ...
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What is Harassment?

What is the Definition of Harassment? Harassment means unlawful violence, a credible threat of violence, or a knowing and willful course of conduct directed at a specific person that seriously annoys, ...
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Who Can Seek a Restraining Order?

Who May Seek Protection Under the Civil Harassment Restraining Order Laws Any person who believes that they have suffered harassment may seek a TRO (temporary restraining order) and an injunction ...
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