Domestic Violence Attorneys Orange County

Relationships that turn violent can cause endless stress and future problems for all people who are involved in that type of problem. Many divorces are initiated because one spouse has committed domestic violence against the other. The Orange County domestic violence lawyers at The Goldberg Legal Group are prepared and able to help you today.

The Goldberg Legal Group: Your Orange County Domestic Violence Law Firm

People who contact The Goldberg Legal Group for legal intervention on their behalf are often in fear of more domestic violence. They get immediate legal representation, including protective orders when needed, by Orange County family law attorneys who know what to do and how to get action right away.

Orange County Domestic Violence Lawyer

If you are facing accusations of committing domestic violence, our firm can provide valuable assistance to defend you.  If you have been falsely accused, our team can investigate the situation. We know how to find compelling evidence that can exonerate you.

When you need help with any type of Family Law matter, including domestic violence, our Southern California Domestic Violence Lawyer is the right person to depend on to create solutions for those issues. We have extensive experience in this area of law practice and we will use all our resources to create unique solutions for your special case.

Our areas of practice include:

  • Family Law: Family law covers various legal matters involving families, such as separation, divorce, child custody, and adoption. It tries to resolve the issues concerning relations between the members of each family.
  • Divorce: This is the legal dissolution of a marriage, and the process must often address property division, spousal support, and child custody
  • Child Custody: After a divorce or separation, there must be a legal determination regarding the relationship between a parent and child. This can involve decision-making rights and living arrangements.
  • Child Support: During the divorce process, the couple or the court must often make a decision regarding the financial contributions that one parent makes to another for raising a child.
  • Spousal Support/Alimony: Once the divorce is finalized, there may be a regular financial payment from a higher-earning spouse to the lower-earning one for a set period after the divorce.
  • Restraining Orders: These legal orders keep an abuser from contacting or approaching an individual, enabling the petitioner to cease the harassment or abuse.
  • Paternity: Paternity establishes the legal ties between father and child that are necessary for child support, custody, and inheritance rights.
  • Complex Property Divisions: Some divorces involve large amounts of assets or complex financial arrangements. This often requires extra effort to ensure the equitable division of assets and debts.

The Goldberg Legal Group provides legal assistance and representation to people from Orange County and across southern California. We have extensive experience in the area of Family Law practice, and we are ready to offer the competent and compassionate advice and legal counsel you need to get past this situation and move forward in peace.

Attorney David Goldberg

With over 18 years experience practicing law in California, Attorney David Goldberg has extensive knowledge of Family Law and related issues, including domestic violence. He understands how hard it can be for people who are overcome with anger issues to come to agreements and stop the abuse. He works with couples in mediation, negotiation and through litigation to reach workable solutions. In some cases, he has provided defense for people wrongly accused of domestic violence, protecting their rights and helping to preserve their future freedoms. David is a friendly and compassionate friend and advocate for clients, and he is their strong and aggressive legal representative in the courtroom.

Understanding the Impact of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is one of the most common and dangerous problems for individuals and families in the world. It can lead to physical injury, psychological trauma, and long-term emotional distress.  Addressing domestic violence quickly is crucial for the well-being of victims and those impacted, like children. It is important to ensure their safety and provide necessary support services.

The Role of Restraining Orders

Restraining orders, also called protective orders, are legal tools designed to protect victims of domestic violence. They prohibit an abuser from contacting or coming near a victim and require the abuser to face a range of legal repercussions if they break the order. Restraining orders allow victims to feel safer, giving them a legal right to enforce certain boundaries. They also provide a means for pursuing immediate legal intervention.

Long-Term Effects of Domestic Violence

The consequences of domestic violence go beyond what is obvious at the moment. For survivors, scars may turn into chronic health problems – PTSD, for instance, or substance abuse and relationship problems. Child witnesses of domestic violence are at a higher risk of behavioral and emotional problems in their adult lives. Addressing these long-term effects requires a comprehensive approach that includes medical, psychological, and social support.

Counseling and Support Services

Counseling and support services can be an important part of recovery, providing healing and empowerment for survivors. Counseling can assist those individuals with processing, managing, and coping with the trauma. It can also help develop resilience and healthier coping skills. Support groups are a great addition to further this journey. When survivors meet others who have endured a similar experience, the camaraderie can help them feel less alone and isolated.

Legal Resources and Advocacy

A skilled domestic violence attorney has the knowledge to advise you of your legal rights and options. They can also assist you with communications with law enforcement and the court while providing advocacy and legal resources. If you need help with a protective order, filing for divorce,  or seeking custody of a child, an attorney can guide you and explain your options.

Education and Prevention

Preventing domestic violence requires education and prevention tools. Public education, campaigns, school programs, and community workshops can help build awareness about the consequences of domestic violence as well as how to find help.

If you are aware of domestic violence in your community, it is important to approach the situation carefully. Offering support to the victim and contacting appropriate authorities or support services can help without escalating the issue.

How to Support a Friend or Family Member

If a loved one or friend is a victim of domestic violence, it is important to provide unconditional support. Allow them to share their experiences and believe what they say. Encourage them to talk to a professional, like a counselor. You can give them information on local services and offer to attend appointments or court dates with them. Your support can help them seek the aid they deserve and make the changes they need.

FAQs

Q: How Long Do Most Domestic Violence Cases Last?

A: A domestic violence case will typically last several months to more than a year, depending on the nature of your specific case. Court schedules, settlements, trials, and appeals also have a role in determining the timeline.  In some situations, the process can take years if there are witnesses to interview or evidence to study.

Q: How Do Domestic Violence Cases Work in California?

A: In California, domestic violence cases begin with an arrest or report. This is followed by an investigation. Charges can then be filed by the district attorney (DA). Once the accused person is arraigned in court, pre-trial hearings and plea-bargaining follow. If necessary, a trial will proceed and sentencing occurs if the defendant is found guilty. An experienced attorney can help you through the entire process.

Q: Can a Domestic Violence Case Be Reopened in California?

A: Yes, a domestic violence case in California can be reopened under certain circumstances. These usually occur if there is new evidence, there are procedural violations, or an appeal leads to a reversal. This may occur post-verdict or after your case is dismissed. A legal motion and court order are required to reopen your case.

Q: What Are the Penalties for Domestic Violence in California?

A: Penalties for domestic violence in California can include jail or prison time, mandatory fines, probation, counseling, and community service. The severity of the punishment depends on factors like the nature of the offense, the number of prior convictions (if any), and whether the crime was accompanied by any aggravating factors (ex., weapon use.)

Contact a Southern California Domestic Violence Lawyer

Domestic violence is a complex and multifaceted issue that requires a coordinated response from legal, medical, and social services. With the right support and opportunities, survivors can overcome their challenges and reclaim their lives. The Goldberg Legal Group offers the legal assistance required to help domestic violence survivors and push for their rights to justice.

Domestic Violence Lawyer Orange County

When someone’s anger gets out of control and they act out towards you in an aggressive manner, threatening or actually doing violent acts, it is time to contact our Orange County Domestic Violence Lawyer. There is no reason you should fear an ex-spouse or another relative when legal intervention can help you resolve that situation. We work with all parties as a mediator, helping to keep disputes civil and non-violent. If legal intervention is necessary, we help clients obtain protective orders and to get enforcement of those orders.

Contact the Goldberg Legal Group to learn more about how we can help you get through these difficult times and move forward again. Call Attorney David Goldberg now, at (949) 229-0229.