Sacramento Family Lawyer Discusses Domestic Violence Against Men and Restraining Orders:
Very little is known about the actual number of men who are in domestic relationships in which they are abused or treated violently by women. In 100 domestic violence situations, approximately 40 cases involve violence by women against men. There are many reasons why we don’t know more about domestic abuse and violence against men. One main reason is that the incidence of domestic violence reported by men appears to be so low that it is hard to get reliable estimates.
Help for men who are victims of domestic violence is not as prevalent as it is for women, as there are virtually no shelters, programs or advocacy groups for men. The best route for a man who is suffering from domestic violence is to file a request with a local court for a restraining order
A restraining order is an order made by a court to protect a person from physical pain or injury or from the threat of pain or injury. If you swear to the court that you are in immediate physical danger, the court may give you an ex parte restraining order. An ex parte restraining order is a temporary, emergency order that is made when only the requesting party (called the applicant or petitioner) is present to talk to the judge. If the judge agrees you are in immediate physical danger, the ex parte order will be granted and a hearing will be scheduled.
If you have a question regarding a domestic violence situation and are seeking a restraining order, please contact our office at 1-800-941-6730 for a free consultation or visit www.sagarialaw.com. Our team of Family Law Attorneys can assist you with all aspects of your case. We have attorneys in San Mateo, Monterey, Fremont, Salinas, Sacramento and San Jose.