Domestic Violence Lawyers in Los Angeles
What You Need To Know About Domestic Violence Cases
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 | GABBARD 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.
To learn more about our legal services, please call us at (310) 455-8364 today.
Domestic Violence Under California Law
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.
We have experience with the following legal issues regarding domestic violence:
- Temporary restraining orders
- Protective orders
- Civil remedies for domestic violence
- Criminal penalties for domestic violence
TRABOLSI | LEVY | GABBARD LLP and Our Domestic Violence Attorneys in Los Angeles Can Help
At TRABOLSI | LEVY | GABBARD LLP, our legal team is passionate about delivering compassionate legal services for Los Angeles residents and their families to help them escape situations involving domestic violence. With about a century’s worth of collective legal experience, our team of attorney is dedicated to preserving your welfare and promoting your legal interests when it comes to family law issues connected to domestic violence law in California.