Domestic violence is a serious concern. The law provides measures that can keep you and your family safe as well as an avenue for defending your rights when facing allegations of domestic violence. Work with an experienced Los Angeles Family Law attorney to ensure that you have the protection you need. The Law Offices of Charles M. Green specializes in family law cases, including domestic violence and grounds for restraining orders (DVTRO). For years, Mr. Green has helped men and women throughout Los Angeles with these issues, ensuring that they have effective legal representation when their safety is in jeopardy.
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:
If the other party violates the 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.
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.
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.
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.