Domestic Violence

Domestic violence and civil harassment are similar forms of behavior, in that they both involve acts of verbal harassment or physical abuse. The differences lie in the relationships between the two parties. Domestic violence generally refers to actions between people in a qualifying relationship, while civil harassment is between nonfamily members.

There are legal options available to protect people who are experiencing any form of domestic violence or civil harassment. The experienced lawyers at Trabolsi & Levy, LLP, will help victims take legal steps to protect themselves and their families. We are committed to our clients and are genuinely concerned about their welfare.

Survivors of domestic violence or civil harassment can seek a restraining order from the court. This legal order prohibits the abuser from contacting the victim, coming near the home or visiting the victim's workplace. Under California law, violating a restraining order can result in serious consequences for the abuser.

On the other hand, false allegations of abuse can be devastating. Our attorneys also defend people who have been falsely accused of domestic violence or harassment. There is a presumption in family law cases that a party found guilty of domestic violence should not be granted child custody rights. In light of this, there are sadly cases where one party in a divorce falsely accuses the other of domestic violence to gain an upper hand in child custody or divorce proceedings. Our experienced team of family law attorneys can help navigate through the process of defending against such false allegations of abuse.

There is a limited time during which people accused of domestic violence can contest the restraining order. Our lawyers defend clients against allegations of domestic violence or harassment, and work to get the issue dismissed or the restraining order removed.

To learn more about your case, we invite you to contact us by calling our Los Angeles office at 310-453-6226 or by sending us an email.