For more than 25 years, our attorneys at Lonich Patton Ehrlich Policastri in San Jose have handled complex divorce cases involving domestic violence. If you are looking for an attorney, contact our law firm today — we offer clients a free initial consultation.
We recognize that domestic violence is a serious issue. More than 200,000 reports of domestic violence occur in California each year. Equally troubling is the number of false allegations made to gain the upper hand in a child custody dispute. While our attorneys are ready to aggressively obtain restraining orders for domestic violence victims, we are also fully prepared to defend clients against false domestic violence claims. Our attorneys are ready to aggressively obtain restraining orders to protect domestic violence victims.
A domestic violence restraining order (DVRO) is a civil order that offers protection for victims of domestic violence. A DVRO can order an abuser to leave the victim’s home, not make any contact with the victim, not come in close proximity to the victim’s home or work, stay away from the victim’s children or family, not stalk the victim, and not threaten or physically harm the victim. There are many types of DVROs and it is highly advised to speak with a reputable domestic violence lawyer to understand your best steps toward protecting your rights.
We are also fully prepared to defend clients against false domestic violence claims. The “fear of harm” is a vague term and sometimes the feelings of animosity that divorce creates can cause people to consider an escalated argument to be a physical threat. Even worse, there are people who take advantage of the severity of a domestic violence charge and make a false accusation, making the alleged abuser the victim.
A false domestic violence claim can harm a spouse’s financial assets, parental rights, and reputation. If you feel that your spouse’s accusations do not reflect the reality of the situation, then it is vital that you hire an experienced domestic violence lawyer to protect your rights.
Our lawyers in San Jose and Santa Clara have significant experience litigating cases involving domestic violence. This often involves obtaining and examining police and hospital records to either substantiate or refute claims of domestic violence. In addition, we have experience in obtaining records from various social media sites such as Facebook or Instagram, which can be instrumental in effectively defending false allegations of domestic violence.
Our goal is to fully understand the nature of the abuse and to analyze its overall effect on the divorce process. As one of the largest family law firms in the Bay Area, we have the resources necessary for high asset and complex divorce litigation, making us your best choice for your domestic violence litigation.