Domestic violence is considered the physical, emotional, and sexual abuse of a spouse, ex-spouse, child, parent, boyfriend, girlfriend, fiancé or family member. This can include acts such as hitting, kicking and scratching, assault, sexual assault, battery, threatening violence, stalking, intimidation, and rape. Click on a link below to find more information about various domestic violence topics:
Child abuse is a very serious topic in Los Angeles and throughout the state of California. Those who have been accused of child abuse are usually negatively targeted by the media and by those around them. It is immediately important to learn your rights and fight against a conviction and the loss of your children.
Civil Harassment Actions
What is a civil harassment action? This is a legal action that is taken against a person, such as an ex-spouse, relative, or a neighbor, who has threatened to abuse or has harassed you. In an event such as this, the legal action taken will most likely be in the form of a civil harassment restraining order issued by the court.
Orders of Protection
If you are seeking an order of protection from an abusive partner, family member, or a neighbor that may have threatened to harm you, it is in your best interests to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Obtaining an order of protection can be complicated, and when time is of the essence, you will need to make sure your attorney is up to speed on current laws.
At the Mansouri Law Offices, the legal team handles cases involving those in need of restraining orders and those who need defense against a wrongful restraining order. In some child custody cases, a parent may falsely allege that you abused your children, seeking a restraining order – this will hurt your chance to obtain custody of your children.
This type of abuse is taken very seriously in our state; any person accused of spousal abuse will be harshly prosecuted. If you have been charged with spousal abuse, or you are seeking a restraining order after an incident of abuse, immediately contact our firm.
GUIDANCE FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROCEEDINGS
Many times during a divorce, there will be false accusations of domestic violence in an effort to influence the outcome of legal proceedings. In divorce cases involving children, a charge of domestic violence can result in the denial of custody and visitation rights. Domestic violence charges can also lead to other severe consequences for the accused, such as fines, jail time and restitution. Divorces can also be extremely emotional and result in arguments that escalate into physical violence. If you have been falsely accused or are the victim of domestic violence, contact a seasoned law firm for prompt legal assistance. A skilled attorney can review your case, discuss the laws pertaining to your situation and give you useful advice regarding your legal options.
Mansouri Law Offices is a highly regarded boutique family law firm that has represented numerous clients in domestic violence cases. We understand the serious nature of these charges, and will provide effective legal counsel throughout your case. If you have been the victim of abuse, we will immediately seek a restraining order to prevent further harmful acts. A restrainer order can prohibit an abuser from contacting you or your children before a case goes to trial. A temporary restraining order will typically be approved once a petition has been filed. A hearing will then be set to determine if the restraining order will become permanent.