My question involves marriage law for the State of: California
This questions pertains to a married couple in which one spouse is persistently verbally abusive towards the other spouse as well as their underage child. (child is under 8 years old). Can the spouse who is on the receiving end get a restraining order against the other spouse ordering the other spouse to cease and desist with the verbal abuse? Putting aside moving out and dealing with a nasty custody battle, what other options are available for the spouse on the receiving end?