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How Can an Attorney Help in a Domestic Violence Situation?

Posted on: August 23, 2019

How Can an Attorney Help in a Domestic Violence Situation?

If you find yourself in a domestic violence situation, it is important to act quickly. Domestic violence cases can escalate quickly, which is why you should consider employing a domestic violence attorney to help protect yourself and your children.

  1.  Getting a restraining/protection order in place to protect you
  2. Victims of domestic violence can seek an order of protection, also known as a restraining order or protection order. This prohibits the abusing part from making contact, possessing a firearm, or coming within a certain distance of the victim. These protection orders can sometimes also require an abuser to move out of a shared home with the victim. A family law attorney can help you file for these orders of protection to keep yourself safe.

  3.  File for Divorce or a Legal Separation
  4. In the case of domestic violence occurring between spouses, a victim may want to file for a divorce or legal separation. While a divorce officially and legally terminates the marriage, separation is essentially taking a break in a marriage. The couple lives apart, but they are still legally married. In some cases, a domestic violence victim may want to legally separate while the abusing party seeks treatment. Whether you’re looking for a divorce or legal separation, an attorney can help.

  5.  Help you get custody of any children
  6. In an instance where the abuser is also the parent of your kids, a domestic violence attorney can help you obtain legal custody of your children. They can also help you obtain child support as well. The legal process is tricky, but an experienced family law attorney like Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP can help you through everything.

  7.  Represent you in court to deal with the abusive party
  8. In some cases, you will need to go to court to deal with a domestic violence case. If that happens, you will want—and need—a domestic violence attorney to act as your advocate in court. They will deal with the opposing party in court and throughout the legal process so you can focus on what matters most.

Trust Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP to help you through your domestic violence case.

If you find yourself in a domestic violence situation it is important to act quickly to protect yourself and any children that you may have. Contact an experienced domestic violence attorney like Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP right away to learn the best way to protect yourself in the situation. Our experienced attorneys have been working in the family law field since 1994 and we have the knowledge and skill to help you in a domestic violence situation. Whether you need an order of protection filed, divorce or separation papers drawn up, or someone to represent you in court, Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP can help. Contact us today at 909-482-1422 to schedule your consultation and get the help and protection you need.

Kristina Kendall-Gkikas
Kendall & Gkikas LLP
143 N. Harvard Avenue, 2nd Floor
Claremont, CA, 91711 USA
909-482-1422