San Francisco, CA asked in Family Law for California

Q: My friend has a DVRO against her. Can it be temporarily waived so she can respond to a dissolution of marriage?

After a minor altercation, my friend’s husband filed a DVRO temporary restraining order against her. She ignored it and now there’s a 3-yr DVRO against her. Now her husband has filed for dissolution of marriage. She wants to pursue mediation. Can the DVRO be waived just for the duration of the mediation, and can they mediate in person?

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Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Your friend needs to deal with her own legal problems and not rely on you to post important legal questions on a public website. Friend needs to hire a family law attorney to assist her. Many are available in your area at a variety of rates. Friend needs to research this and not represent herself. Review the exact terms of the RO to see if it applies to appearance at required court proceedings. The RO cannot be used to deny your friend their constitutional rights to participate in the divorce proceedings.

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