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What Are the Conditions of a Domestic Violence Protection Order?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP February 28, 2022
The answer to this question depends on the individual protection order. Generally, a protection order – also known as a restraining order – is a court order that limits the restrained person’s ability to contact the protected person. If another person has a protection order against you, it is important to thoroughly understand all...
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Domestic violence is on the rise. Do you need help?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP April 9, 2021
As the nation struggles with COVID-19, there has been increasing pressure on families. People are stuck spending almost all of their time with family members. Economic distress is rampant. If domestic violence is already present in the relationship, victims may find few opportunities for respite. They may have little chance to call for help....
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Faulty protective orders lead to wrongful restraint in divorce

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP August 27, 2020
A false domestic violence accusation can change your life as you know it. And the protection order that might follow could be devastating, so refuting those allegations may be the most important step in your divorce. Domestic violence is a serious concern, and around 30% of Coloradans experience it in some form. But false accusations...
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Heather Locklear arrested for domestic violence, became combative

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP June 28, 2018
Ventura County, California, sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic disturbance call on Feb. 25 in Thousand Oaks, an area west of Los Angeles. The victim had a physical injury, making the alleged domestic violence offense a felony in California. The alleged assailant was actor Heather Locklear, 56, famous for her roles on TV’s “Dynasty”...
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49ers GM: If domestic violence charges are true, Foster is out

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP June 26, 2018
On April 12, 2018, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was charged with felony domestic violence. He was accused of dragging his girlfriend by the hair, punching her in the head eight to 10 times, and throwing her out of the house in a February incident. She reported being bruised and suffering an injured...
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Understanding Domestic Violence

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP November 14, 2017
Dating abuse. Dating violence. Abusive dating behaviors. There are many words that we use to describe domestic violence. Many people think that domestic violence is rare, or that it is not something that occurs in their age cohort, the truth is that domestic violence occurs among college students too. College students can find unexpectedly...
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What Does It Mean To Have A Civil Protection Order Filed Against Me?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP February 1, 2017
In Colorado, civil protection orders, also called restraining orders, are available to prevent assaults and threatened bodily harm, to prevent domestic abuse, to prevent emotional abuse of the elderly and of at-risk adults, to prevent sexual assault or abuse, and to prevent stalking. Civil protection orders are not the same as the mandatory protection...
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