San Diego Domestic Violence Attorney
Victim of Family Abuse or Violence?
At the Law Offices of Deanne Arthur, we have been helping men and women throughout the San Diego area to deal with domestic violence-related issues. If you have a domestic violence concern of any type, please do not hesitate to contact our firm. We are passionate about standing up for the rights of our clients and ensuring their best interests remain safeguarded every step of the way.
Don't wait to get trusted counsel today. Call our San Diego domestic violence attorneys at 619-564-8386
What to Do Following a Domestic Violence Incident
Domestic violence is defined as violence that occurs in the home, usually between family members, spouses, or partners.
- If you are a victim of domestic violence, the first things that you should do are:
- Call the police
- Request an emergency restraining order from the officer on-scene
- Seek the advice and counsel of a domestic violence lawyer
The restraining order may be issued at any time, day or night, and usually remains in effect for several days. During this time, make sure that you have an experienced family lawyer in San Diego on your side.
Handling Complex Spousal Abuse Cases
The Law Offices of Deanne Arthur is accustomed with the procedures involved in obtaining restraining orders. She can go to court on your behalf, on an emergency basis and in some cases, without notice to the perpetrator to get a temporary restraining order or permanent restraining order issued against the person who is hurting you.
In order to get a long-term restraining order from the court, the alleged victim must have evidence that they are afraid of the perpetrator and that their fear is based on past domestic violence and the threat of future violence. If the court grants the restraining order, and the perpetrator violates the order, the victim can call the police and have the perpetrator arrested.
How Domestic Violence Impacts Child Custody
In the context of family law, particularly child custody disputes, restraining orders can be problematic. If you have a restraining order taken out against you, and you are involved in a child custody dispute, you are at a disadvantage. It is important to seek legal counsel immediately in order to protect your civil rights.
In cases when you are the victim of violence and have taken a restraining order out on someone with whom you are involved in a custody dispute, it is equally important to seek legal counsel immediately to ensure that the court hears all necessary and relevant evidence that your legal counsel can gather.
Deanne Arthur has handled many custody disputes that involve violence. We know that delaying legal counsel in such serious cases can sometimes result in devastating decisions rendered by the court. That is why we encourage you to ensure your side of the story is heard by retaining trusted counsel through this time.