Elder Abuse Restraining Order DISMISSED!

Recently at the Pasadena Courthouse in the Los Angeles County, my client was fighting against an Elder Abuse Restraining Order that had been filed against her. It was alleged that my client was physically abusing her elderly in-laws and had pushed them against the wall and was taking financial advantage of them.

In this matter, the petitioner was requesting a stay away order and an order to have my client move out of the shared home. The petitioners alleged that they were in fear for their lives and had been physically abused by my client.

At the hearing on the restraining order, I met with the petitioners and explained that based on the facts of the case and the allegations, they would have difficulty meeting the preponderance of the evidence standard required to sustain the petition. I was able to negotiate with the petitioners and they agreed to dismiss the charges if they were able to place statements on the record for a potential future restraining order.

I was able to obtain a dismissal for my client and avoid the issuance of a permanent restraining order.


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