Newport Beach Domestic Violence & Family Law Attorneys
We Help Victims of Domestic Abuse Build Safer, Brighter Futures
Domestic violence can be described as physical, emotional, or sexual abuse between family members or people who live together. In addition to being a misdemeanor or felony offense in California, a person convicted of domestic violence may face repercussions related to child custody and visitation. This is a vitally important area of family law that must be handled with a combination of aggressive legal representation and compassionate care to protect victims’ rights and safety.
At Thomas Law Offices, we represent clients across Southern California who have fallen victim to domestic abuse. We also assist those wrongfully accused in family court of violence against spouses, ex-spouse, or children. We have extensive experience with restraining orders and the steps it takes to obtain or challenge these court orders to protect yourself and your family. Our Newport Beach domestic violence attorneys recognize that these are extremely complex and sensitive matters, and we will utilize our skill and knowledge to effectively represent your interests.
For the experienced legal counsel you need, call (949) 799-3357. We have offices in Newport Beach and Woodland Hills to better serve you.
How Domestic Violence Impacts Custody & Divorce in Southern California
California is a no-fault divorce state, which means that you do not have to allege adultery, abuse, abandonment or another wrongdoing in order to end a marriage. Even so, domestic violence can impact a divorce or separation. A spouse convicted of domestic violence within the past 5 years may be ineligible for spousal support, although this can be rebutted. It may also affect child custody, particularly if the alleged abuse was committed against the child or children in question. Custody may be denied, with only supervised visits allowed, or no visitation rights at all.
Because of the many factors in play, we recommend involving a respected family lawyer to help with your domestic violence case. If you are in immediate danger, however, please try to get to a safe place and call 911. The local authorities can intervene if necessary to prevent further harm.
Contact Thomas Law Offices today at (949) 799-3357 to find out more about our services and how we can help you.
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