I just filed a petition for a writ with the California appeals court. The process is similar to an appeal. Basically, it is a complaint to a higher court that a trial court did something wrong.
In this case, my complaint is that Commissioner Irwin H. Joseph has denied my free speech rights, and denied my right to see my kids. It is a complaint against Cmr. Joseph, rather than my ex-wife.
I am not sure what happens next. If the appeals court takes my petition seriously, then I think it will ask for more written or oral arguments. The court is supposed to consider my petition, and act on it quickly if appropriate. It sometimes acts in a week or so. I hope it is faster than the appeal I filed in January, because I am still waiting on oral arguments for that.