Experienced Domestic Violence Attorney

Domestic violence is a serious issue that affects many families in California. Finding a path to safety is not always easy, but with the help of the right attorney, you can protect your rights and the best interests of your children.

At Thomas Law Offices, we understand that seeking a divorce or a new child custody arrangement can be worrisome when domestic violence is a factor. We are here to help protect you and your children. We have offices in Newport Beach and Woodland Hills and serve individuals in the surrounding areas.

What Is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one against another. It includes physical, psychological, emotional and financial manipulation, control and abuse. It can occur between married couples, unmarried partners who live together and former partners.

How Does Family Violence Impact Family Law?

Although California is a no-fault divorce state, domestic violence may be a primary consideration when determining spousal support, child custody and/or visitation. Courts typically do not award custody to a parent who has committed domestic abuse because it is not in the best interests of the child or children.

However, if the alleged abuser can prove that he or she either did not commit domestic violence or has taken rehabilitative steps — such as completing a treatment program — that may go a long way to how the court views a custody request.

Lawyer Kendra Thomas Can Help

No matter which side of a domestic violence matter you are on, we can help. Kendra Thomas is a certified expert in family law in California. She understands the urgency involved in a domestic violence situation and will work efficiently to achieve a resolution that protects your best interests and the best interests of your children.

Call Us Today For A Free Consultation

Call 818-538-8637 or send us an email. We can help you find the best way forward. Nous parlons français.