Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Los Angeles County Bar Association Domestic Violence Project Provides Much Needed Services

If you are the victim of domestic violence, the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Domestic Violence Project is there to help. I am proud to be a volunteer for this worthwhile project.

The Domestic Violence Project provides access to volunteers who will help you file the necessary papers to obtain a temporary restraining order if you are being abused by someone with whom you are or were  in an "intimate relationship" (married or domestic partners, are dating or used to date, live or lived together, or have a child together).

The temporary restraining order (TRO) may include stay-away orders, move-out orders, and child custody orders. 

Services of the Domestic Violence Project are available in the Downtown Los Angeles (Stanley Mosk) and Pasadena Courthouses. 

Unfortunately, restraining orders do not prevent all abuse.  However, the chances that domestic violence will stop or decrease are much higher when a restraining order is in place.

The Domestic Violence Project was recently profiled by KNBC’s Patrick Healy.  Here is a link to the video:

For more information on the Domestic Violence Project, go to the LACBA's website:

Posted by Ann C. Schneider, Law Office of Ann C. Schneider.  Ms. Schneider provides family law services in the Greater Los Angeles area.  Any questions or comments should be directed to Ms. Schneider at; (626) 789-1980.  Ms. Schneider’s website is located at  

Ms. Schneider focuses her practice on the representation of licensed professionals, individuals and businesses in civil, business, administrative and family law proceedings, as well as mediation.