Domestic Violence

Help For Victims Of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is defined as a pattern of abusive or threatening behaviors in which one partner attempts to take control of the other. Abuse can take various forms, including physical force, intimidation and threats. Under California Criminal Code § 273.5, criminal penalties include jail or prison for the perpetrator. In addition, violators of the Domestic Violence Protection Act can suffer civil penalties.

At Hendrickson Cooper Hughes, we represent people who are victims of domestic violence to protect their families and futures from the negative effects of this abuse. Speak with our Huntington Beach family law attorneys at once to learn how you can obtain legal guidance from our firm!

Defending Your Rights And Safety

If you are the victim of domestic violence, we encourage you to obtain an emergency protective order and then a restraining order within five court days. A restraining order is a court-issued protection order against physical and emotional abuse by the perpetrator.

Different types of orders can be sought from the court, but in this case, you can request a domestic violence restraining order. If you are navigating divorce and suffered physical harm from him or her, you may be entitled to file a marital tort lawsuit. Battered spouses are entitled to seek compensation for injuries within a marital tort lawsuit.

If you have been accused of spousal abuse, you must obtain effective representation from our firm for your defense. Your rights will be very limited if you are placed on a restraining order and you can lose opportunities within a divorce battle. As you fight for your rights, we can fight alongside you. Allegations of domestic violence can follow you for the remainder of your life because of both criminal and civil consequences. Contact us today for the legal assistance your case requires.