Cases Involving Married or Separated Couples, Domestic Partners, Stalking, & Harassment

Tough, Dedicated, Knowledgeable Representation


Mark J. McGowan, Esq.

Mark J. McGowan is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Stanford University (1981) and of Stanford Law School (1984). He is devoutly dedicated to providing each selected client with personal, caring counsel, attentive accessibility, diligent performance and quality service.

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Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

Family violence and domestic abuse are serious problems for too many Californians. For a family law attorney and his client, domestic violence and restraining orders can present special challenges in family court.

The Law Offices of Mark J. McGowan, PC advises and represents people on either side of a domestic violence situation, both in divorce and in situations involving married or separated couples, domestic partners, former relationships, as well as stalking and harassment.

Representation for Victims of Domestic Violence

If you’re a victim of domestic violence, you will benefit from the advice of a knowledgeable lawyer who can add detail and evidence to the original allegation and make sure that reasonable protection remains in place.

Representation for The Accused In a Domestic Violence Matter

If you are accused of domestic violence, it is essential that you take advantage of the chance to explain your side of the story and do everything possible to keep the restraining order from continuing against you. In cases where a restraining order is very likely to remain in place, your attorney can argue for less restrictive conditions or a shorter time frame to give you another chance.

A restraining order will not only make it very difficult for a person involved in a child custody or visitation dispute to maintain satisfactory access to a child, but it can also threaten your career. In many licensed professions, a restraining order is grounds for disciplinary or suspension proceeding by a State board.

The Law Offices of Mark J. McGowan, PC can advise you about your options and protect you rights in family court. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.


Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation at 760-340-3332

Mark McGowan has done a wonderful job in handling my affairs in an efficient and professional manner. His ability to explain complicated issues to me makes important issues easier to make. Mark is very professional and puts you at ease, because you know quickly that you have come to the right place and are in good hands. His intelligence and legal education are at the highest level, as you can tell from his Stanford University and Stanford Law School background. He is also a man of highest integrity and character. And his fees are surprisingly reasonable. I would strongly recommend Mark’s office to anyone. Sincerely, Nona E.

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Schedule your free consultation with attorney Mark J. McGowan today by calling our Palm Desert offices at 760-340-3332 or inquire by email with a brief summary of your situation, issue or question.

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72-630 Fred Waring, Suite 201
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Located on west side of Fred Waring between Monterey and Hwy 111. Look for our signs on any side of the building and take the elevator to the second floor. We look forward to meeting you.

Proudly serving the Coachella Valley communities of Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio, Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Bermuda Dunes, Desert Hot Springs, Thousand Palms, Coachella, Thermal, and beyond since 1987. El abogado habla español.