While every California relationship will have disagreements, arguments should never get to another level. That level is a physical or emotional level that can be incredibly damaging and abusive. No one should have to endure physical or emotional abuse by a loved one or family member. If one or their kids were subjected to domestic abuse, October is the month that brings awareness to that issue.
Anger is a natural human reaction. Everyone in California will feel angry and a slew of other emotions from time to time. But what about when someone's anger manifests into something physical? Should a person and their family live in fear of that person and their actions?
A restraining order is a powerful tool against domestic violence. California residents who are being abused by their spouse, partner or a close relative may need to seek a restraining order to protect themselves or their child. A restraining order can keep a person safe from their abuser. It is important, then, to understand what a restraining order can do and what it cannot do.