Do you need a Domestic Violence Restraining Order, but don’t know where to start?

On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. 

Are you one of these victims? Are you considering filing a petition for a domestic violence restraining order? 

Those of us that are stuck in a domestic abuse situation often stay in that situation because we prioritize everyone else above ourselves. What often goes through our heads is: 

  • “What will happen to the kids?” 
  • “How will I pay the bills and afford a place to stay?” 
  • “I don’t want anyone to find out.” 
  • “It will only get worse if I do anything about it…” 

If you are worried about any of the above issues, we can tailor your petition for a domestic violence restraining order to address your concerns. 

Worried about what might happen to your children or beloved fur-babies? We can help you prepare the paperwork to add your children as other protected persons and include a request for an order for child custody and care for animals. 

Are you financially dependent on the alleged abuser? We can tailor your documents to request for child support, spousal support, and temporary exclusive use of your residence.   

Don’t hesitate. Reach out to our office if you’re ready to stand up and take the first step towards protecting yourself and your loved ones by petitioning for a domestic violence restraining order. We’ll complete, file and serve all the paperwork to make the process as easy as possible for you at this trying time.  

If you need further help, we urge you to speak to a victim’s advocate. You can find a plethora of victim’s resources on the Fresno County website at