Domestic Violence & Restraining Orders
Domestic violence is a very serious issue and one that does not necessarily only involve husbands who resort to abuse. Women, wives, registered domestic partners, dating interests, and extended family members can be guilty of domestic violence too. Similarly, domestic abuse is not limited solely to physical abuse; it may include emotional abuse, verbal threats, and even harming a family pet in the presence of children.
At the Law Offices of Patricia A. Hendrickson & Associates, we represent all victims of domestic abuse and help them protect themselves, their families, and future well-being. We help our clients obtain temporary restraining orders (TROs) and long term restraining orders against spouses, former spouses, partners, and others. If children are involved, it is critical that you immediately seek to obtain a restraining order against your abuser. Failure to do so could result in California Child Protective Services (CPS) removing your children from the home altogether.
Our domestic violence attorneys are highly adept at defending clients who have been falsely accused of domestic violence or child abuse. As experienced family law attorneys, we know firsthand how tremendously unfair the effects false accusation are, and we do whatever we can to protect our clients’ rights in these cases. We also know how to defend the person who has been accused or convicted of domestic violence; such a conviction does not mean that you will automatically lose your family. We provide positive guidance through this landmine-strewn field, always working with you to regain the rights you’ve lost and bring peace back into the lives of you and your loved ones.