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Deciding to file for divorce is among the toughest situations a person can face, as is receiving legal notification of that decision as an unsuspecting spouse. You may feel like your life has been turned upside down, and you may have no idea what tomorrow will bring. When dealing with a family matter such as divorce, move-away, child custody, child support, spousal support, and modifications, it is important to choose an attorney you can rely on. Having the right lawyer can make a big difference in the process and outcome of your divorce. Aloha Divorce strives to secure the outcome you need and to deflect much of the stress, as we provide steadfast legal counsel you can trust throughout your case.

Family Law

Divorce is actually a subset of family law. Family law encompasses divorce, child custody, child support, paternity, adoption, guardianship, domestic violence, emancipation, and other matters usually not related to divorce. Family law issues can be emotionally charged. A good family law attorney understands the ways in which her client may be affected by her case and lends support when appropriate. When choosing your family law attorney you want to find someone trustworthy, forward-looking, communicative, client-centered and patient. Rest assured you have come to the right place. Aloha Divorce can help you with all of your family law matters with compassion and integrity.

Restraining Orders

Before you request a restraining order, you must determine who you are seeking a restraining order against. In California, there are two types of restraining orders, a Civil Harassment Restraining Order and a Domestic Violence Restraining Orders. In a domestic violence action, there must be some special relationship between the parties. This relationship would be having children together, dated or married to the person or a close relative. Whereas, in a Civil Harassment, no close relationship is required to obtain a restraining order. So the restrained person would be a neighbor, roommate, friend, or someone you are not closely related to. Both domestic violence and civil harassment restraining orders can have the same effect. They can order the restrained person to Not contact you or any member of your household, not go near you, your children, or others who live with you, no matter where you go; Stay away from your work, school, or children’s school; or to turn in or sell any firearms. Once the court issues a restraining order, it goes into a statewide computer system. This means that law enforcement officers across California can see there is a restraining order in place.