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  • Civil Harassment vs. Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
    Civil Harassment vs. Domestic Violence 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 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
    Civil Harassment Restraining Orders

    As opposed to a domestic violence restraining order, these are reserved for more casual or less significant relationships. These are intended to protect people from the abuse of those who are in their ...

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  • Discovery in Restraining Order Cases
    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
    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 issue a ...

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  • Continuances in TRO Hearings
    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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