Lancaster Domestic Violence Lawyer
Fighting for Victims of Domestic Violence in the Antelope & Santa Clarita Valleys
Domestic violence is a serious offense that can have drastic effects on your loved ones and on your family’s future. At The Jimenez Law Group, APC, we understand that your situation is urgent and we are here to help you get through this.
Our Lancaster domestic violence attorney is backed by 15 years of experience and is qualified to provide you with the legal counsel and guidance you need to handle your present circumstances and protect yourself and your children.
What Actions Are Considered Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence can take place between spouses, roommates, family members, significant others, and parents and children. It can take a number of forms, but typically is defined as an act of violence against a person who lives in the same home as you do.
Examples of Domestic Violence Can Include the Following:
- Causing or attempting to cause physical harm
- Stalking, harassing or threatening
- Assaulting another person sexually
- Destroying personal property
How to Get an Emergency Protection Order in California
The first thing you will want to do after calling the authorities is to seek an emergency protective order.
- These can be obtained from your local law enforcement officials.
- Essentially, these orders are a temporary restraining order that requires your abuser to stay away.
- It will also grant you temporary custody of your children, which is especially important if your abuser was the primary custodian.
- Once this is granted, you will need to file a domestic violence restraining order for more permanent protection.
What Qualifies as Domestic Violence in California?
- Verbal abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Physiological abuse
Following such a crime you can file for a restraining order with the assistance of our family law attorney in Lancaster, CA.
How Long Does a California Restraining Order Last?
- In California, an emergency order lasts one week.
- A temporary restraining order can last for 20-25 days.
- A “permanent” restraining order for domestic violence can last 5 years.
Following a temporary order, a hearing will be conducted where the judge will determine if a permanent order is needed. An individual can also request a renewal, to keep their restraining order in effect.
Contact Our Lancaster Domestic Violence Attorney Today
For more information on what to do after an abusive domestic incident, get in touch with our Lancaster domestic violence attorney today. We can advise you on what your best options are moving forward and help you fight for your safety and the safety of your loved ones.
Contact the Lancaster domestic violence lawyer at The Jimenez Law Group, APC today to get started. We conveniently serve clients from our offices in Lancaster and Santa Clarita.
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