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Laws current as of January 11, 2024

Is there anything I can do if my abusive partner continually files court proceedings against me?

Abusers often misuse court proceedings in order to continue the abuse. This is called vexatious litigation under California law, but is commonly referred to as litigation abuse. If you are the victim of vexatious litigation, you can ask the judge to dismiss the abuser’s case. See our Litigation Abuse section for more information on how to do this.