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Working To Ensure The Safety Of Domestic Violence Victims

Victims of domestic violence often feel helpless to take action. All options seem like nothing but bad choices. If they call the police, their significant other may go to jail. This could mean the entire family breaks apart or, even worse, could lead to additional violence in the future.

It is also common to see restraining orders wrongfully filed against someone who has not committed domestic violence. Nearly 1.5 million restraining orders issued in the United States are based on false domestic violence accusations. If you have been wrongfully accused of domestic violence, you, too, are a victim. Given the severe impact a restraining order can have on your life, it is important to have the best representation possible to overcome this wrongful accusation.

If you have been a victim of domestic violence, California law provides several options for you to obtain the protection you need, including criminal actions and civil claims. At Contreras Law Firm, we represent domestic violence victims throughout San Diego County and the surrounding area.

How We Can Help You

Domestic violence is a serious offense that can have a lasting impact on your family, your well-being and your emotional health. You may be a victim of domestic violence and are seeking protection through a domestic violence restraining order or you may be a victim of someone who has wrongfully accused you of domestic violence. As a family law firm, our attorneys can assist you in filing a restraining order or defending against a restraining order and beginning divorce proceedings, if appropriate.

Many types of behavior could be considered domestic violence, including:

  • Physical abuse of you or your child
  • Emotional abuse
  • Harassment through phone calls, texts, emails or social media posts
  • Stalking, including showing up at your workplace or home

If you have recently been a victim of domestic violence, your first step should be to apply for a temporary restraining order to protect yourself and your children. A temporary restraining order will take effect immediately. This in turn provides you with the time you need to obtain a more permanent order.

A permanent restraining order can prevent the other person from coming near you or your family and from contacting you. The order can also provide guidelines for paying child support and can prohibit the person from accessing a joint bank account or using shared assets. A restraining order will help guarantee the safety of you and your family while you determine what further steps you wish to take against the abuser.

If you have been wrongfully accused of domestic violence, it is important that you hire an experienced attorney who can assist you in presenting your case in front of the court. Having a restraining order on your record can have a severe impact on your job, your ability to see your children and your overall record.

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We want you to know that we can get you the help you need. We care about your future. To talk to our lawyers about your options, please call our office at 619-908-1495 or send us an email to arrange your free consultation.

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At Contreras Law Firm, PC, our attorneys understand the challenges clients are facing during these difficult times. We will take the time to fully understand your concerns, expectations and tailor a strategy around them. We will explain the laws that govern California family law matters and give you an honest assessment of what you can expect as your case moves forward.