Cases Involving Married or Separated Couples,

Domestic Partners, Stalking, & Harassment

Tough, Dedicated, Knowledgeable


Mark J. McGowan, Esq.

Mark McGowan is here to help your business ventures not only succeed but flourish, even in the face of adversity. He 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.


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    I called Mark to assist me with an X party restraining order. Mark personally answered the phone and listened to my ordeal. His communication was effective, and I was very grateful that he stood right by me when I was feeling very scared and uneasy about going in alone. Mark presented himself very well. He will be my go to guy in the future. He was very fair with his rate which allowed me to retain him at that time. Thank you again.

    Natalie H.

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