Trevino Law, Inc.

A Family Law Firm Located in South Orange County

For a family law lawyer call:  949.716.2102

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If you have a crises in your life, chances are, you need a divorce attorney . Whether it is child support , child custody , property division , or spousal support , Trevino Law can help you through. Trevino Law is dedicated to helping individuals through the legal process. If you are facing a family law issue, it is important to contact an attorney even before the petition is filed. 
Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Restraining Orders and Past Criminal Convictions



Court Must Search the Abuser's Criminal Record

When a request for a domestic violence restraining order is filed, California Family Code Section 6306 requires the judge to review the criminal record of the alleged abuser. If the alleged abuser has a conviction for a violent felony or a misdemeanor for domestic violence, weapons or other violence, the court can use the information in its consideration to issue a restraining order in the current family law situation. If the court uses the information, then the divorce attorney for either party may obtain a copy of the record, but the criminal record does not become part of the domestic violence record. It remains part of a confidential record, and its distribution is severely limited. If the criminal record does not include any convictions of this type, then the court must destroy the record, and it does not become part of the domestic violence proceedings.

Resources for Victims of Domestic Violence

National Resources for Victims of Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline                                                                                           1.800.799.SAFE (7233)

Books:
Why Does He do That? by Lundy Bancroft
Written by a counselor who has counseled more than 1,000 abusive men. \ The book delves into the myths and realities surrounding abusive men and their families.
Orange County Resources for Victims of Domestic Violence

Human Options, Inc :                                                                                   949.737-5242;     Toll Free:   877.854.3594
Interval House in Orange County :                                                            714-891-8121;     Hotline:     562-594-4555
Laura's House :                                                                                             949.361-3775;     Hotline:     866-498-1511
Women's Transitional Living Ctr :                                                              714.992.1931;     Hotline:     877-531-5522
Anaheim Family Justice Center :                                                                                                                  714.765.1645