Southern California Restraining Order Lawyers

Domestic violence is taken very seriously by California courts, and swift action will be taken if there is any indication that someone is at risk of being a victim. Restraining orders are issued by the court in an effort to protect potential victims from harm. If you have been the victim of abuse or have reason to fear that you may be at risk of becoming a victim, it is important that you seek the advice of an attorney with the ability to help you get the protection you need.

At Simpson | Cawelti LLP, we dedicate our entire practice to family law, divorce and related matters. When couples are going through a divorce, tempers can flare and threats or acts of violence can occur. We represent clients on both sides of these matters. Whether you or your child has been the victim of abuse, or you have been accused of committing abuse, our attorneys are ready to help.

Understanding Domestic Violence Under California Law

There is a strong misconception that domestic violence only occurs between married couples and only involves physical violence. In fact, restraining orders can be issued if the threat of violence has been made or where a victim is in reasonable fear of violence. Even the destruction of the victim's personal property can be considered domestic violence. Domestic violence can occur between married spouses, domestic partners, people who are dating or dated previously, parents and children, unmarried parents who have a child together.

There have been cases where one spouse will make a false accusation of domestic violence in an effort to gain an advantage in a custody battle or some other aspect of the divorce proceeding. We will do everything in our power to ensure that you are not held accountable for an offense you did not commit. We will be there with you at every step, diligently working to protect your rights.

Discuss Your Restraining Order Concerns With A Lawyer

No matter which side of the issue you may be on, you can rely on us to provide the representation you need. Contact our Glendale office to schedule an initial consultation with an attorney. You can reach us by phone at 818-254-8304 to get started.