Domestic Violence / Restraining Order

Your Domestic Abuse Attorneys


Domestic Violence (DV) is a term used to describe any form of violence against a spouse, ex-spouse, girlfriend or boyfriend, child, and any family member or person who resides with you.  Domestic violence is Assault and Battery and is a crime.  In California, the state feels that family members are particularly vulnerable and the law provides them additional protection.


For domestic violence to have occurred it is not necessary for the injury to be serious.  Often the responding law enforcement officer doesn't even require proof of fault.  Although men are generally more inclined to be arrested than women, domestic violence is gender neutral and any person who commits the crime is susceptible to arrest.  The act itself can produce several related charges, such as assault and battery, false imprisonment, kidnapping, and rape.  The domestic violence related offenses may be filed as misdemeanors or felonies and sentencing can include county jail or state prison.


Critical to Take Immediate Action for You and Your Children.  A failing marriage or pending divorce can create an extremely emotional and volatile situation for you and your children.  When tempers erupt into verbal abuse, threats, or physical violence domestic abuse has occurred.  Studies have shown that domestic violent increases in occurrences and severity in the absence of intervention.  If its time to get out of an abusive relationship the Law Offices of Paul D. Spear can help.  Our office will offer you comfort and security and the resources necessary to file the appropriate restraining orders (Temporary Restraining Order, TRO) and immediately provide you and your children with the protection you require.


Allegations of Domestic Violence Against You.  

Often domestic violence charges and restraining orders are used as a sword rather than a shield as a means of seeking revenge for a failing relationship or as a strategy to retain custody of the children.  The Law Offices of Paul D. Spear is knowledgeable of California Domestic Violence laws and understands these strategies and carefully scrutinizes the statements of the parties and their allegations to work with you to disprove all overstated or false charges of domestic abuse.It is critical when you are accused of domestic abuse to retain the services of an experienced attorney.


A conviction of domestic violence may have severe consequences on any pending child custody dispute.  Courts may impose a monitored visitation requirement on you until you have completed Anger Management Courses and parenting classes and are able to demonstrate that you are not a risk to your children's safety.  Paul has experience requesting and opposing domestic violence in Chatsworth courthouse and domestic violence in Van Nuys Courthouse.


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Domestic Violence and Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO) and Permanent Restraining Orders are extremely delicate and complex matters and must be handled by knowledgeable and aggressive attorneys who are willing to fight for their clients.  


The Law Offices of Paul D Spear is experienced in Domestic Violence and Temporary Restraining Order issues and child custody in Los Angeles and understands what is required by the courts and knows the strategies that are necessary and is willing to go to battle to get what you deserve.


For more information, or to discuss your specific case, contact the Law Offices of Paul D. Spear of the San Fernando Valley in Chatsworth today.


For a free initial consultation, call (818) SUPPORT / (818) 787-7678.