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Brenda Lynn McCune

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  • Respondent to a restarining order trail.

    The mother of my child just filed a restraining order,stating false claims in order to try to gain custoudy of my son. I need some tips on the best way to go about replying to the restraining order,as well gaining more custody of my son in teh pr...

    Brenda’s Answer

    The issuance of a restraining order against you is a very serious occurence. I agree, in that there are really no "tips" that will help you here. Proceeding on your own is a very unwise and precarious undertaking. The ramification of having a restraining order issued against you in the state of California are far reaching and include but are not limted to, absolutely having any court consider the "finding" of domestic violence against you in any child custody matter for the next five years, losing your right under the second amendment of the U.S. constitution to own a gun, having the information regarding the restraining order available to law enforcement personel pursuant to the CLETS system (California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System) anytime you have an encounter with law enforcement, including a simple traffice stop. Law Enforcement will know, each time you encouter them, that you are a restrained person. These orders and restrictions could be in place for up to five years and can, at the end of five years, be re-issued for additional years, even without any showing of new violence. Once you have your custody limited by virtue of the restraining order, please remember that the child support guidelines in California are specifically, and negatively impacted when your "time" share with your children is very low. So, as a result of all of this, count on your child support potentially increasing dramatically. It is very important that you retain a lawyer to assist you with this and do not assume that if you appear and tell the judge "She lied" that you can make this go away. It is not ever that simple.

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