Lawyers Experienced in Domestic Violence Cases
Nobody — adult nor child — should have to suffer physical or emotional abuse in a relationship. In California, the Domestic Violence Protection Act allows the courts to issue restraining orders to protect people who have been abused.
At the Law Office of Cecil & Cianci, PC, in Roseville, we stand up for our clients' rights in domestic violence cases, whether they have been abused or have had allegations of abuse made against them. Contact our law firm to schedule a consultation with an experienced lawyer.
Representing You in Restraining Order Proceedings
The purpose of a restraining order is not to punish, but to provide protection against future abuse. For that reason, the orders are issued relatively liberally when there are allegations of abuse. Nevertheless, these orders do have serious implications for the rights of the person accused of abuse, and he or she has the opportunity to present a defense.
At our law firm, we help people who have been abused to obtain temporary and permanent restraining orders, and we also defend people who have been accused of domestic violence.
Once someone has been served with a restraining order, he or she can be arrested and jailed for violating the order. Nevertheless, a piece of paper clearly does not provide total protection from violence. If you fear retaliation for pursuing a restraining order, we can carefully go over all of your options with you.
Addressing How Domestic Violence Affects Child Custody
Allegations of domestic violence, both true and false, often arise during divorce proceedings and in child custody cases. In recent years, local courts have become concerned about the use of restraining orders to gain advantage in child custody proceedings. If you are experiencing domestic violence or have been accused of it, we can counsel you on the implications surrounding a pending custody case.
Aggressive Pursuit of Your Family Law Goals
It is important to understand that, just because someone is found to have been abusive toward his or her spouse or partner, it does not mean he or she will be automatically denied child custody or visitation. Contact our Roseville law firm to discuss with an attorney any concerns you may have about domestic violence and child custody.