Under state law, domestic violence is any form of abusive, violent, threatening or intimidating actions or words, which are inflicted upon one member of a family or household, by another family member or loved one. A report from the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence indicates that approximately 85% of domestic violence victims are women and 15% are men. An individual's race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, or class, play no significant role in domestic violence cases, as studies have shown that both victims and abusers can be found in all walks of life. If you are experiencing any of the telltale signs of domestic violence, such as your spouse or other person in the household being physically violent towards you and/or your children, or preventing you from seeking medical attention after such abuse, or is making threats of physical harm, it is extremely important you contact the authorities to report the situation and take legal action to protect yourself, and those you love.
In Orange County, and throughout the entire state of California, domestic violence is one of only a few categories for legal grounds for divorce. We know, however, how frightening it is to be in a household in which acts of violence take place. You may be afraid to report the violence, or you may feel that you are somehow responsible, or that promises of change could be true. Unfortunately, these promises rarely, if ever are kept, and abuse tends to escalate rather than diminish, putting you at risk of serious injury or even death. If you need an Orange County divorce attorney, who will not only provide you with the aggressive representation you need during divorce proceedings, but can also help protect you and your children, by filing for a restraining order on your behalf, immediately contact The Hunter Law Group.
Domestic violence is a very serious matter that has long term negative repercussions on you and the lives of those you love. If you are the victim of domestic violence and you need legal representation to file for divorce, do not hesitate to contact a skilled Orange County divorce lawyer today.