Domestic Abuse Laws in California

Family Code Section 6320(a)

“The court may issue an ex parte order enjoining a party from molesting, attacking, striking, stalking, threatening, sexually assaulting, battering, credibly impersonating as described in Section 528.5 of the Penal Code, falsely personating as described in Section 529 of the Penal Code, harassing, telephoning, including, but not limited to, making annoying telephone calls as described in Section 653m of the Penal Code, destroying personal property, contacting, either directly or indirectly, by mail or otherwise, coming within a specified distance of, or disturbing the peace of the other party, and, in the discretion of the court, on a showing of good cause, of other named family or household members.”

Power and Control

To enjoin is to restrain, so if you are the victim of any of the above you can seek a domestic violence restraining order. In an emergency please contact the authorities. To learn more about how domestic abuse, check out the Power and Control Wheel. Domestic abuse issues often have their source in Power and Control issues.

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