When two California residents have a child together before deciding that they no longer want to be together, it must be determined where that child will live and who will make the decisions regarding the child's upbringing. If both parents decide to be a part of the child's life, they will need to reach an agreement called a parenting plan.
California residents who fear for their safety may be eligible to seek a restraining order. A restraining order legally protects an individual from unwanted contact, harassment and other forms of physical or emotional abuse.
A man wanted for a domestic violence complaint managed to escape from his home in Prunedale during a police standoff on July 30. Police officers were called to the scene of the alleged domestic violence incident on Crazy Horse Canyon Road shortly after 4:50 a.m. The man's wife had apparently dialed 911 after the 51-year-old man fired a shotgun into the air during a verbal and physical altercation.