experienced domestic Violence lawyer
& Restraining Orders
Sometimes the reason for a divorce is because of intimate partner violence in a marriage. Sometimes it’s situational, based on the emotions running high at the time of the break-up. Domestic violence is not defined just by “physical violence,” but by many different types of conduct. We can help you determine whether a domestic violence restraining order is appropriate in your case, and the likelihood of success based on your specific circumstances.
Domestic Violence Defined
Many people believe that domestic violence only entails physical abuse. While any type of physical violence against another person is a form of domestic violence, there are also other ways domestic violence can occur in a marriage. Any manipulative, threatening, or controlling actions that rise to the level of emotional or psychological abuse are considered domestic violence according to the law. Stalking, harassment, threats of violence or physical harm, threats against children or family members, or any other action that frightens or intimidates a spouse is considered domestic violence. These types of tactics are often used by an abuser to control their spouse and keep him or her hostage within a marriage. If you feel manipulated, threatened or intimidated in any way, you should contact an attorney immediately to determine whether a restraining order may be appropriate.
Because the type of conduct that constitutes domestic violence under California law are broad, and the consequences of a restraining order may be harsh, restraining orders can sometimes be requested for the wrong reasons. Our firm can also help protect you from false claims of abuse that can have a negative effect on your child custody or spousal support case, or sometimes even your employment.
Contact an Experienced Domestic Violence Lawyer Today
Domestic violence situations within a divorce present unique challenges that may include criminal charges for domestic violence or abuse. Domestic violence issues must be addressed appropriately, or a victim may lose their legal right to pursue available options. Contact an experienced attorney today at the Law Offices of Lisa R. McCall, A Professional Corporation, at 714.644.8760 or online today to schedule a consultation and to help you with your next steps.