The petetioner is Maria; her abuser is Jack. Maria and Jack have maintained a close personal relationship for the past 3 years.
November 1, 2022
The petetioner is Maria; her abuser is Jack. Maria and Jack have maintained a close personal relationship for the past 3 years. In fact, since the birth of their daughter, Michelle, on August 12, 2020, they have lived together.
While Jack has been abusive throughout their relationship, the abuse has escalated and yesterday, October 18, 2022, Jack attacked Maria during an argument wherein Maria suffered a black eye, bruises on her arms and back, and a broken arm. She was taken by ambulance to the local hospital and treated for her injuries. Michelle was released to a family member, and Jack was arrested for a violation of Penal Code 273.5 (domestic violence). Jack remains in jail. A report is being prepared by local law enforcement; however, the report will not be ready for 2 weeks.
Maria wants sole legal and physical custody of Mchelle with no visitation to Jack.
Please write Maria’s declaration utilizing the facts above. Feel free to amplify the facts as necessary so that the judge realizes the severity of the abuse taking place and that it is an emergency situation that calls for immediate, temporary orders on custody and visitation.
The Declaration Template:
DECLARATION OF *
I, *, hereby declare as follows:
I am the Petitioner/Respondent in the above-entitled matter; and, if called upon to testify, I could and would competently testify to the following based on my own personal knowledge.
I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed this * day of *, 2022.