My client and his girlfriend lived together in his home. They had been dating for a couple of years, but it was not going well. She accused him of drinking too much and he had asked her to move out. Things were not looking good.
One morning, she accused him of pushing her during an argument. She filed a domestic violence injunction and he was forced to leave the home.
There are more facts to this case that I won’t discuss, but he was out of his home and was in a bad spot.
I knew that he was going to need to get an alcohol evaluation and do anger management. He started both. At the same time, I reached out to her and asked her whether she would agree to postpone the injunction hearing for a month to see how things were going. She agreed and I filed a motion to continue the case with the judge.
My client continued with his treatment and his girlfriend agreed to drop the injunction. It was a good result and a common sense way to handle this case rather than getting emotionally caught up in the mess.