Wednesday, December 19, 2007

On Restraining Orders

Number of women and girls killed in Broward rises sharply -- South Florida A story that details a tragic situation in Broward County, Florida (Ft. Lauderdale.). Women murdered by husbands, boyfriends, ex- or not. Some had restraining orders.
"Restraining orders are wonderful devices, but they are not shields," said Hal Weissman, a divorce attorney who represented Lopez. "They don't protect you from bullets, they don't protect you from knives."
They are interesting legal documents, but if you think you need a restraining order, then you probably need a security plan. Calling 911 and hoping the police can save you is bad plan, by the way. "When seconds count, police are minutes away."

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