The Law & Mediation Offices of Diane J.N. Morin

Whatever Your Family Law Needs,

We Can Help


Whatever Your Family Law Needs Are, We Can Help


Strong, Caring Advocates Helping You End Domestic Violence

Domestic violence can take many forms. Some instances are clearly abusive while others can be subtler. Emotional abuse can exist for years, slowly destroying a person’s sense of peace or personal property. Verbal abuse or harassment can exist when one person continually mocks or demeans another. These are both a far cry from a full-on fist fight, but all situations can fall under the heading of “domestic violence” when it happens at home.

If you are suffering from any kind of domestic violence, you should first ensure the safety of you and your children. Once you are out of immediate danger, you should work with an attorney to begin exploring your options.

Temporary Restraining Orders (TROs) And Restraining Orders

A temporary restraining order is issued by a judge, when requested, if you can prove you are suffering from domestic violence. When you apply for a restraining order, temporary or not, come prepared to prove your case.

If you need your partner to leave the premises and not approach you at home, at work or at your car, a TRO is a safe option. Depending on the circumstances of your situation, you might also consider requesting that the judge issue a TRO that covers any money transfers or direct communication.

As an attorney familiar with domestic violence cases, Diane Morin can help you submit your application for a TRO. Temporary restraining orders are usually issued for the period of time lasting until your next court date, when your case will be revisited. Restraining orders, as opposed to TROs, can remain in permanent effect.

Child Abuse

If you discover that your spouse or another family member has been causing your children harm over a long period of time or verbally harassing your children, you have a responsibility to remove your kids from the situation and prevent further harm.

Spousal Abuse

When two people marry, they never expect to split up. Nor do they expect to be on the receiving end of spousal abuse. Over time, however, relationships can change and one person can eventually become someone entirely different. If you are suffering from spousal abuse or even suspect you are, please take steps to make sure your safety is guaranteed.

Contact Us About Domestic Violence

Staying with other family or friends if you feel you are in immediate danger is highly recommended. Once you are in a safe situation, please contact us online or call 650-473-0822.