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At the Law Offices of John S. Cowhig, we advocate for both men and women, in equal number, and skillfully educate, negotiate, mediate, or litigate to protect the interests of our clients.


Domestic violence is a complicated area of the law. If you are the victim of domestic violence or abuse, a restraining order may be necessary for your protection and safety. A restraining order is a court order that helps protect people from abuse, either physical or mental. The restrained person can be ordered to not contact you in any way, even through third parties, stay a specified distance away from you, your children, and any other household resident, move out of the house, prohibit or restrict visitation with children. Other protections included not striking, harassing, stalking, molesting, or disturbing the peace of the protected party. Under the appropriate circumstances, the court can issue a temporary restraining order within the same day it is requested. A permanent restraining order can last up to 5 years. That order can then be renewed for another period of time or indefinitely if the facts warrant it at the time.

Domestic Violence Restraining Orders are required to be filed in the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS). This means that a restraining order being placed on you can result in a major difficulties, such as maintaining or obtaining employment, requiring the relinquishing of all firearms and the inability to own and possess firearms while such restraining order is in effect. Therefore, it is critical that you do not ignore a restraining order request that has been filed against you. The stakes are too high.

Our firm is very experienced in handling requests for and defending against restraining orders.

At The Law Offices of John S. Cowhig, we handle divorce and family law cases throughout Riverside, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Orange County, CA.

No matter the specific issue you face, you will need an attorney on your side to safeguard your interests and your future by providing a custom solution for your case.  We are prepared to help our clients with compassionate and supportive guidance when it is needed most.  However complicated your case may seem, our skilled attorneys and winning strategies can help.

In addition to our proficiency in handling a vast variety of cases, our lawyers are adept at aggressively litigating cases and at negotiating.  We aim to make each case as easy and pleasant for the parties involved as possible.  We constantly update clients on the state of their case and provide our full support and attention.  No matter what our clients’ goals are, we take their hopes to heart, fighting relentlessly to protect their interests and achieve the best outcomes.

More practice areas

restraining orders


Spousal Support


Property Division


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We take your family law matters very seriously.

Below, we’ve provided a number of ways for you to contact our professional staff:


Law Offices of John S. Cowhig,

19600 Fairchild Road, Suite 295

Irvine, California, 92612


 (949) 333-0580 




8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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The Law Offices of John S. Cowhig is found within Irvine’s beautiful Main Plaza, located just right off of the 405 & 55 Freeway.