I immediately respond to domestic violence situations for my clients. I’m available to help you understand your options so you can move forward. I have assisted thousands of litigants handling domestic violence cases, you can be confident that I can protect you and your love ones and protect your rights.
What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is abuse perpetrated against a spouse, a former spouse, a family member, a roommate or previous roommate or the other parent of an abused child. Abuse is defined as when one person intentionally or recklessly causes or attempts to cause physical or emotional harm to another or cause one to fear harm to themselves or another. A victim of domestic violence may be entitled to a Protective Order. A Protective Order is a court order issued by the court to protect you from further abuse. A Protective Order will prohibit a party from striking, stalking, threatening, harassing or contacting the victim either directly or indirectly, defined a “stay away” distance or excuse an abusing party from a family residence.
Victims of Domestic Violence
If you have been the victim of domestic violence, you need an Emergency Protective Order and you need it quickly. It is important to note that violent contact does not have to be physical. If you feel threatened, even if you have not been touched, you may still be able to seek protection under the law. Domestic violence cases are always treated like emergencies by our lawyers. Typically, the police that are first on the scene will issue the Emergency Protective Order, but that order is only good for 72 hours. We can go to court with you to obtain a Restraining Order that can provide you with more permanent protection.
Domestic Violence Defense
The Restraining Order laws may be misused in order to gain an advantage in other family law areas. False accusations of domestic violence can have significant repercussions on Custody and Visitation and Child & Spousal Support. It also creates a permanent and public record that could jeopardize your job and future employment opportunities. If you have been wrongfully accused of domestic violence, you need experienced lawyers to help clear your name. I can provide the guidance and representation that you need.
Call for a Free Confidential Consultation
If you are victim of domestic violence or if you believe you have been wrongfully accused of domestic violence, you need legal representation. The Law Offices Of Michael B. Efron are experienced in this area of family law and are available for a consultation. To schedule a consultation, just call (714) 779-9800 or (949) 720-0117 or Contact my office online any time.