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By Jean-Simon Serrano |

PAST VIOLATIONS MAY SUPPORT RESTRAINING ORDER RENEWALS Family Code, Section 6345 permits a court to renew a restraining order upon request of a party without a showing of any further abuse since the issuance of the restraining order. Instead, the decision to renew such a restraining order lies in the discretion of the court…. Read More »


By Sara Morgan |

NEW LAW TARGETS CHILD ABDUCTION: NO NEW PASSPORTS! Under existing law, upon the institution of divorce, nullity, or legal separation proceedings, certain temporary restraining order automatically go into effect. Family Code, Section 2040. Included amongst these orders, commonly referred to as “Automatic TRO’s” or “ATRO’s”, is a temporary restraining order precluding either party from… Read More »

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