Domestic Violence Attorney Orange County
Helping Orange County Victims Obtain Temporary & Long-Term Protective Orders
Domestic violence can refer to many different kinds of abuse including threats and intimidation. This kind of violence is used for only one purpose and that is to control or intimidate into submission the abuser's spouse. According to the national domestic violence hotline, domestic violence is non-discriminatory, meaning that just because you are the man of the relationship does not mean that you are not the victim of domestic violence or abuse. Regardless of your age, gender or sexual preference, you could be the victim of domestic violence.
There are several ways to tell if you are the victim of domestic violence or abuse. If your partner has damaged property when angry, such as throwing objects, punching walls, etc. then you may be in an abusive relationship. Other evidence includes:
- Physical harm such as pushing, hitting, biting, choking
- Threats of violence—with a weapon or without a weapon
- Preventing you from calling the police or seeking medical attention
- Hurting your children
These are all signs that you are in an abusive relationship. There are essentially two major categories for grounds for divorce in the state of California and these include irreconcilable differences and incurable insanity. A sub-category of irreconcilable differences is domestic violence. If you have evidence as to the abuse that you have endured in your marriage then you may have grounds for divorce.
How Long Does It Take to Get a Restraining Order in CA?
When you initially apply for a restraining order, the clerk will usually give you a date that is within three weeks for your full court hearing.
If the danger is immediate, then you may request for a temporary order which can:
- Force the abuser to leave the home or place of residence
- Force the abuser to have no contact with you
Once the hearing is over, and the restraining order is in effect, it may last up to five years. Keep in mind, if there is no termination date on the order, it may last only three years from the issue date. To extend the duration, you must wait until the last three months of the existing order’s lifespan to request another hearing. The duration may be extended permanently if the judge feels it is warranted.
Are you the victim of domestic abuse? We can help!
If you are the victim of domestic violence and you are seeking divorce then you will greatly benefit from the legal assistance of a representative from our firm. We will be able to assist you through the divorce process, and if you are fearful for your safety, we will be able to help you file for a restraining order against your abusive spouse. It is important that you do not hesitate to take action in order to prevent further abuse against you and your family.
Our firm, led by Attorney Hunter, has 30 combined years of experience. If you need an attorney for a domestic violence case, contact our firm. Case evaluations are available.
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