Domestic violence is a serious matter. California law provides measures that can keep you and your family safe as well as providing an avenue for defending your rights if you are facing allegations of domestic violence. Charles M. Green, APLC specializes in California domestic violence cases and restraining orders (DVTRO). Principal attorney Charles M. Green and attorney Diana Olanipekun have successfully guided hundreds of their California domestic violence clients through an array of challenging domestic violence scenarios. It is imperative to hire an experienced Los Angeles Family Law attorney who is also a Certified California Family Law Specialist and that will ensure that you have all the protections and best legal representation possible.
Responding to Domestic Violence with a DVTRO
Domestic violence is abuse that occurs in the home, usually between family members, spouses, or partners. Legal representation in these circumstances is important, but if you are in an emergency situation, the first thing to do is call the police. Your safety is the top priority. When the police arrive and you have been removed from immediate danger, you can request an emergency restraining order from the officer on-scene. A restraining order from a specialized attorney:
Prevents the other party from contacting or coming near you and your family.
Keeps the other party from coming to your home, work, or children’s schools.
Limits that person in other ways.
If the other party violates the restraining order, you can call the police and have him / her arrested. An emergency order may be issued at any time and will usually remain in effect for several days. During this period, you should seek Charles M. Green’s advice.
Temporary vs. Permanent Restraining Orders
As a Los Angeles domestic violence attorney experienced in domestic violence cases, Mr. Green can help you get a longer-term restraining order. Depending on your situation, he will go to court and establish either a temporary restraining order or permanent restraining order without prior notice to the other party. If the restraining order is temporary, it will last somewhere between 20 and 25 days. Next, there will be a hearing to decide whether the court will grant a permanent restraining order. Mr. Green will represent you in this matter and will prepare you for what to expect in your case. If the judge rules in your favor, he / she will provide a permanent order. It is important to note that even “permanent” restraining orders may be limited in duration (typically three years). At the end of that period, Mr. Green can help you request a new order so that protection will continue.
Responding to Allegations of Domestic Violence
In the context of family law—particularly child custody disputes—it is all too common for one party to take out a restraining order against the other as a way of gaining an advantage. The Law Offices of Charles M. Green can protect you from this type of legal tactic. If you have a restraining order taken out against you and you are involved in a child custody dispute, it is essential that you secure your rights. Our practice can help you avoid court decisions based on unfair allegations.
Domestic Violence Lawyer Consultation
If you are unsure about your options, have questions about domestic violence issues, divorce, or are facing a restraining order, we encourage you to get in touch with our practice. We will provide you with the information and guidance you need to keep yourself and your family safe.
Charles M. Green is Certified as a Family Law Specialist through the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California.
A Certified Family Law Specialist must pass an extensive written examination in the variety of subjects that are family law, be approved by a peer review process and show proficiency in Family Law by having represented clients in a sufficient number of Family Law cases with varying degrees of complexity. Continuing education is required to maintain this specialty designation.
Charles Green also has prior experience as a Certified Public Accountant. This combination of legal and financial experience and education makes Charles M. Green uniquely qualified to represent clients in the most complex of financial issues that are found in...