California Domestic Violence Attorneys
California law defines domestic violence as a battery or related criminal act against a spouse, former spouse, co-parent, cohabitant or intimate partner, former cohabitant or intimate partner, or a similar family member.
Domestic violence can have a serious effect on everyone involved and you should discuss what happened with an experienced domestic violence attorney in Orange County and LA County who will work to protect your rights.
Were You the Victim of Domestic Violence?
If someone close to you harms you or threatens harm, it can substantially disrupt your life. First and foremost, you want to ensure the future safety of you and your children. To do so, it is often necessary to request a civil harassment restraining order from the California courts. It is important to know you can seek legal help with restraining orders any time of day or night, as our first priority is your safety.
Once a restraining order is in place, it may be necessary to file for divorce if your spouse was the offender, or to seek a modification of child custody to protect your children if their other parent was violent. Our firm can help you with all of these issues following an incident of domestic violence.
Have You Been Accused of Domestic Violence?
An accusation of domestic violence can affect your life in many ways – you may have to leave your home, you may be separated from your children, and you may face criminal charges. A criminal conviction for domestic violence can result in fines, jail time, probation, and restrictions on your future professional opportunities.
For these reasons, it is important to aggressively defend against domestic violence allegations. Our skilled attorneys know how to protect your rights if you have been accused of domestic violence and can help you avoid unnecessary consequences including restraining orders, loss of custody, or criminal cases.
Ready To Talk With An Attorney?
Contact our office to speak with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to learn more about the options available and if an annulment is the best option for you. Initial consultations are completely free and will leave you better informed and prepared for whatever you decide to do.