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Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Handling Family Law Cases that Involve Allegations of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is an issue that is all too common in many households in California and across the United States. When domestic violence happens, your first priority should be the safety of everyone in your household – now and into the future. Whether domestic violence arises as part of a divorce case or as a separate matter, you need the right family law firm on your side.

Our legal team at Miranda, Magden & Miranda, LLP, handles many types of family-related cases, including domestic violence and restraining orders. If you believe you or your children might be in harm’s way, or if you have been accused of domestic violence, you should contact our office to schedule a consultation with a domestic violence attorney immediately. 

Help for Victims of Domestic Violence

The California Domestic Violence Prevention Act prohibits many types of conduct involving family and household members, including child endangerment and spousal abuse. Domestic violence does not always have to cause physical harm but must only threaten harm to constitute unlawful conduct. Some examples of domestic violence include:

  • Verbal or physical threats
  • Intimidation tactics
  • Stalking 
  • Harassing communication
  • Physical assault
  • Emotional and verbal abuse
  • Sexual abuse

If you have experienced threats or physical violence at home or by a current or former partner, you should take immediate action to protect yourself. Our legal team can assist you in obtaining the restraining orders you need to keep your abuser away from you. 

Domestic Violence and Family Law Cases

In many situations, domestic violence will play a role in a divorce or child custody case. It is critical to properly address the issue of violence, threats, or possible harm to your or child in these types of cases. Allegations or convictions of domestic violence against one spouse or parent can affect many determinations by the family court, such as:

  • Spousal support, as the abuser often will not be eligible for an alimony award
  • Property division, especially if physical violence led to financial losses of the victim spouse, such as increased medical bills
  • Physical custody of children, since courts will often limit the custody rights of a parent who presents the threat of harm to the child

Our lawyers can handle every aspect of your family law case, including properly addressing the issue of domestic violence.

Defending Against Allegations of Domestic Violence

A domestic violence accusation can cause many issues in your life, including:

  • Adverse outcomes in divorce cases
  • Restriction of custody rights
  • Criminal convictions
  • Restraining orders
  • Limitations on future jobs

We know that not every domestic violence accusation is truthful, and we also work with clients to help limit the effects of domestic violence claims on their divorce case and their lives. 

Contact a Domestic Violence Attorney You Can Trust for Help Right Away

If domestic violence arises as an issue in your household, the team at Miranda, Magden & Miranda, LLP, is ready to help. Contact us to set up a consultation with a domestic violence attorney as soon as possible.

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