My question involves restraining orders in the State of: Sacramento, California.
My older brother was dating this woman for about a year and then things turned sour and she got a restraining order against him for domestic battery and because he supposedly installed a tracker on her cell. (I know it sounds horrible.) She not only put herself on the restraining order but her brothers and sisters as well. He cant be near any of them. While this was happening I was already dating HER younger brother--WHO IS ON THE ORDER
It has now been 2 1/2 years since the 5 year restraining order has been placed and my boyfriend and I are happy and in love and are wanting to find a way for just him to be removed and the order slightly modified. This way my boyfriend (her younger brother) will be able to come to family functions when my brother will be there. Like my family birthday dinners and Christmas!
Another concern of ours is how to find a lawyer. Do we need a lawyer to do this or is this something we could do on our own in court? My boyfriend and "her" dad is a lawyer and he was the one who was in court representing her side to get the order placed, so unfortunately we know that he is not interested in helping us getting a petition to have the order modified. (Even though we get along great, I don't think he want to get involved again.) If I do need a lawyer how much do you think it would cost?
Thank you for your time.