Reasonable Proof of Abuse Will be Required by the Court

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The person seeking protection will need to show the court "reasonable proof of past act or acts of abuse." (California Family Code, Section 6300) Opens new window

  • "Reasonable proof of past act or acts of abuse" requires the victim to state:
    • What the past acts of abuse were, and
    • When they occurred.
  • The victim may attach any verification or evidence of such past acts of abuse
    such as:
    • Photographs of injuries
    • Police reports
    • Emergency Protective orders previously issued, etc.

It would be good if this proof were prepared before starting the court process.



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