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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.


Restraining Orders are a specialized area of the law that few attorneys are very familiar with. Our firm, on the other hand, is very experienced in regards to restraining order cases with our experienced California Restraining Order Attorneys. John S. Cowhig handles an extremely high volume of Restraining Order matters each year in California courts. This is an area of the law where we really thrive. If it is critical that you come out on the winning side of your restraining order matter, then be sure to call us.

Other types of restraining orders are called Civil Harassment restraining orders. This type of restraining order typically originates from a non-family or non-domestic dispute. There need not even be any violence alleged to substantiate a Civil Harassment restraining order. Threats can be sufficient to trigger a civil restraining order.

What you should know is that our excellent restraining order attorneys win a high percentage of cases. This is important because the stakes can be so high. Most restraining orders are CLETS (California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System) Restraining Orders. What this means is that a restraining order being placed on you can result in a major blemish on your record that will come up in background checks and can cause one to lose his/her job or security clearance. Therefore, it is critical that you do not ignore a restraining order that has been filed against you. The stakes are too high. You must fight back with a California restraining attorney.

If you are the victim of domestic violence or abuse, a restraining order may be necessary for your safety. A restraining order is a court order that helps protect people from abuse, either physical or mental. To qualify for a restraining order, a person, one that has had a close relationship with you, had to abuse you in some way, such as hit, kick, follow, harass, etc. A restraining order can help you in many ways. The restrained person can be ordered to stay away from you, your children, and any other household residents, disarm the restrained, pay child support, move out of the house, and other restrictions. A judge can create a restraining order by the next day, sometimes even sooner, at no cost to you. While it is not mandatory, hiring an attorney is recommended, especially if you have children. Contact us so our attorneys can help you file your restraining order as soon as possible.

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

Domestic violence


Spousal Support


modification of orders


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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.