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