Dedicated Southern California Family Lawyer Assists Victims of Domestic Violence
Calabasas law firm aids clients in filing for restraining orders
If you are experiencing domestic violence, a restraining order (also known as a protective order) may help stop the abuse. At Saucedo Law Group in Calabasas, I have helped many people who are dealing with difficult family issues like abuse. As a former U.S. Marine, I understand the traumatic impacts of violence. You can rely on me to work diligently to try and get you relief for your situation. I represent clients in Los Angeles, Ventura and other nearby Southern California counties.
Responsive attorney stands firm against domestic abuse
Domestic violence involves abuse or threats of abuse by a person you share/shared an intimate relationship with or are closely related to by blood. Domestic violence laws in California classify abuse as:
- Hitting, kicking, shoving, pushing or otherwise physically hurting someone, or trying to hurt them
- Sexually assaulting a romantic partner or close family member
- Stalking, harassing or threatening someone with serious harm
Abuse isn’t always physical. It can be psychological and emotional as well. If you are being abused, my law firm can advise you about getting legal protection through a restraining order. If you need help planning how to get away from an abuser, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 799-SAFE. If you are in immediate danger from an abusive person, dial 911.
Legal advocate advises people about court-ordered protections
To qualify for a domestic violence restraining order, the person who abused you or is threatening to harm you must be:
- Your current or former spouse or registered domestic partner
- Someone you live with or used to live with in a romantic relationship
- Someone you currently date or used to date
- The parent of your child
- A close blood relative including a parent, child, sibling, grandparent or in-law
There are several steps to getting a restraining order, including filling out and filing paperwork, serving the papers notifying the person who is abusing you, and attending a court hearing. I will guide you through all the steps in the process and advise you about what type of evidence you will need to present to the judge to potentially be successful in getting a domestic violence restraining order.
Knowledgeable counselor explains what a restraining order does
There are many things a restraining order can do. It can order the abuser not to approach or contact you or other members of your family and not to go near your workplace or home. It can order the abuser to move out of the home you share and stay away from pets as well as order the person to pay child support and adhere to child custody and visitation orders. The issues your order addresses will depend on your individual situation.
Contact a committed Calabasas attorney for a free consultation when you need a restraining order
The family law firm of Saucedo Law Group in Calabasas assists Southern California domestic violence survivors in Los Angeles, Ventura and surrounding counties with obtaining restraining orders against their abusers. To schedule a free consultation, call my firm at 818-918-6166 or contact me online.