Pasadena Domestic Violence Lawyer

Our Divorce Attorneys Can Help You Obtain or Contest a Restraining Order

Based on statistics from the California Women's Health Survey, approximately 40% of women in California experience physical intimate partner violence at some point in their lives. Although the majority of victims are women, any individual of a family can suffer domestic violence. Domestic violence is a serious issue that causes physical and emotional damage to the direct victim and often to the people around them as well. Abuse of this kind is a criminal offense that is known for its ability to tear families apart.

No individual deserves to suffer from violence, and therefore, our Pasadena divorce attorneys from Cannon Legal Group offer legal assistance to victims. Our lawyers are dedicated to helping victims who are exposed to various forms of domestic violence, including spousal abuse, child abuse, and elder abuse. We understand the gravity of these allegations, so we also provide representation to falsely accused individuals. No matter the circumstances, we handle these cases with sensitivity to our client's needs.

Filing a Restraining Order

At Cannon Legal Group, we are committed to providing our clients with knowledgeable legal counsel and support during this difficult time. As we take on cases of abuse, nothing is more important to us than the safety and well-being of our clients. We can work with you to press charges against your abuser. We can also discuss the option of filing a restraining order or an order of protection to ensure your safety. California family courts have the power to prohibit certain activities by an alleged abuser through a restraining order. Restraining orders can prohibit actions such as stalking, contacting, or assaulting the victim. Courts also can issue orders that exclude a party from the family dwelling no matter who holds the title to the home.

As a victim of domestic violence, you may be entitled to terminate your lease if certain circumstances exist. Based on California Family Code § 6321 and § 6340, you can be protected from domestic violence through legal methods. You must, however, take the first step and seek legal guidance. When children are involved, a rebuttable presumption may arise based on the California Family Code § 3044. Under this code, joint custody would prove to be in contrast to the best interests of the child. If you or a loved one is living in fear or under the threat of physical or emotional abuse, we encourage you to take action and speak with a member from our legal team right away.

False Claims of Domestic Violence

California family law courts recognize that in some cases, a parent may seek to gain an advantage in a child custody dispute by filing a false claim of domestic violence. Deceptive spouses can use this method to gain leverage for a better custody order while placing the other party's freedom, rights, and reputation in jeopardy. During this difficult circumstance, our lawyers can fight vigorously on your behalf to defend your parental rights that are threatened by the false allegations of domestic violence. After receiving papers regarding a claim of domestic abuse on behalf of a party seeking a restraining order, take immediate action. Contact Cannon Legal Group today for the legal guidance you require no matter what your specific issue involves.