Domestic violence is physical or psychological abuse that’s directed towards a family member or intimate partner. The state of California takes these matters seriously and criminal charges are aggressively pursued against alleged offenders that can result in jail time, placement on the sex offenders list and restraining orders. Domestic violence can also impact family law issues such as custody and visitation, so it’s important to hire an attorney that’s experienced in this area if your family is impacted. Envision Family Law, LLP prides itself in handling cases involving domestic violence with diligence and integrity.
Domestic Violence Restraining Order
If you’re being abused by your spouse and can’t afford to move out of the family home, you should consider obtaining a Domestic Violence Restraining Order that prohibits your spouse from the residence. If you have sufficient evidence to prove you’re being abused, your spouse can be forced to leave your residence even if they’re the sole owner or renter of the dwelling. It’s also possible to get a restraining order that prohibits your spouse from purchasing or possessing a firearm, from calling you and from coming any closer than a certain distance from your physical person or your home.
Domestic Violence and Child Custody
California takes charges of domestic violence seriously and some spouses abuse this by falsely accusing their spouse of domestic violence in order to obtain an upper hand in a custody battle. If you’re falsely accused of domestic violence, your legal and physical custody of your children is in jeopardy, so it’s important to take actions to dispute the charges that have been made against you. It’s also becoming common for abusers to assert that they are victims of parental alienation when their children refuse to see them. Parental alienation is when a parent persuades their child not to see the other parent because of their own personal feelings, and the awareness of this problem is growing. Unfortunately, it can be very difficult to distinguish between parental alienation and situations where there is actually something to fear about the other parent.
California Domestic Abuse Attorney
If you’re a victim of domestic violence or somebody that’s been wrongfully accused, it’s important to hire an experienced California domestic abuse attorney that knows how to help you make your case. Envision Family Law, LLP always goes the extra mile to help their clients.