Domestic violence consists of abuses or threats of violence in a domestic situation, between intimate partners or family members.
This type of violence can occur between spouses, ex-spouses, dating partners, ex-dating partners, couples living together, unmarried parents, domestic partners, or in any other family or household relationship. Abuse can consist of actual physical harm, sexual assault, causing someone to fear for his safety or the safety of a child or others, stalking, harassment, destroying one’s property, or even harming one’s pets. Domestic violence can also include verbal, psychological, or emotional abuse.
In many cases, legal protection is needed. If you are involved in a domestic violence situation in or around Los Angeles, you can get the legal assistance you need to protect your rights and your safety through a restraining order. At The Berman Law Group you can talk to a Los Angeles domestic violence attorney about your case and pursue appropriate legal action. Our attorney is extremely knowledgeable in all of the legal aspects of domestic abuse, having done pro bono work with the Los Angeles Domestic Violence Project, an organization committed to assisting abused women.
Restraining orders can be sought and issued by family courts which protect victims and their children from a recurrence of domestic violence. They can be sought in cases where a divorce is pending, where couples have children together, were never married, or are currently married or have a blood relationship. A restraining order can be ordered which prevents the abuser from making any type of contact with the victim, either at home, work, school, or places where the victim frequently visits. The abuser may be prohibited from coming within 100 yards of the protected person or by making contact by phone, mail, or electronically. Children and other members of the household may be added to the order for their protection as well.
To learn more about how you can be legally protected in a domestic violence situation, consult with our qualified attorney about your case as soon as possible.
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