In March 2020 (shortly after Covid-19 developed into a pandemic), our client (mother of a very sweet 2 year old boy) was served with a temporary restraining order. It came as a complete surprise but this was one way the boyfriend chose to end his long term relationship with our client and secure temporary custody of the child.
The client never had an opportunity to be heard before the Court simply "stamped" the Order - which included an incredibly restrictive visitation of only three (3) hours a week of "supervised" visitation with her child.
No allegation of violent behavior was ever made. The hearing was set for April 2020. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 outbreak the Court closed and did not open for another three (3) months. Our client was forced to abide by the Court Order of supervised visitation and only saw her son for 3 hours a week - plus the cost of paying for the supervision.
After the court reopened and after a lengthy trial, our client prevailed as the Court did not find the allegations nor evidence presented by the "protected party" to warrant a permanent restraining order.
Our client requested and was granted payment of attorney fees and costs incurred with the defense of this UNFOUNDED TRO. She has now been reunited with her sweet little boy! (Superior Court, County of San Diego - Case Number: Confidential).
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