Whether one is the Petitioner (the party that would like a Family Law Domestic Violence Restraining Order and subsequently files a Family Law Request For Domestic Violence Restraining Order) or the Respondent (the party that the Petitioner filed a Family Law Request For Domestic Violence Restraining Order against for whom the Petitioner would like a Domestic Violence Restraining Order entered against, enforced against, etc.), one must always remember that the burden of proof in order to be granted a Domestic Violence Restraining Order is preponderance of the evidence. [Nakamura v. Parker, 156 CA4th 327, 67 CR3d 286 (2007)].

Domestic Violence Restraining Order cases are a lot of work. Domestic Violence Restraining Order cases are never straight forward. Civil Harassment Restraining Order cases are never easy. Domestic Violence Restraining Order cases are never simple. Curveballs are liable to be thrown at any time in these types of cases.

Under the law(s) of the State of California, if a Domestic Violence Restraining Order is granted, the party against whom the Domestic Violence Restraining Order is entered against, enforced against, etc. is subject to criminal law misdemeanor penalties for a violation or violations of said Domestic Violence Restraining Order. A violation or violations could result in either paying a fine, serving jail time, or both.

Additionally, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders are a matter of public record.

Too many people believe that they can handle Domestic Violence Restraining Order cases on their own. However, when they realize that they cannot, it is far too late, and the ramifications are insurmountable for them to overcome.

With the above in mind, it is absolutely critical to hire a licensed California Family Law Attorney. A licensed California Family Law Attorney can help the Petitioner or the Respondent in navigating this area of law, how to present the Petitioner’s case or the Respondent’s case, preparing the Petitioner’s case or the Respondent’s case, etc.