We provide compassionate legal assistance with domestic violence issues in Family Court.
Unfortunately, domestic violence is a pervasive problem in America, affecting men, women, and children. If you have suffered physical, verbal, emotional, or psychological violence at the hands of your spouse, ex, or intimate partner—of if your child has suffered such abuse—the Law Office of Michael L. Fell is here to help.
The first thing you need to do after a domestic violence incident is contact the police. It is very important to have the incident properly documented to create a foundation for future legal action. Then, make your next call to us and we will immediately begin offering the professional support and legal assistance you need to protect yourself from your abuser.
How to Get a Restraining Order
Restraining orders are the main means of protecting domestic violence victims from their abusers. They force abusers to stay a certain distance away from their victims and prevent them from stalking, harassing, or communicating with them.
There are actually three different types of restraining orders that you may be able to secure. The first is an Emergency Protective Order (criminal proceeding), which can be requested by law enforcement when they respond to your domestic violence incident. This type of restraining order is reserved for dangerous situations and only lasts 5 days. The next type of order is a Temporary Restraining Order, which can be issued by the Family Court and is in effect for 21 days. When the Temporary Restraining Order expires, there will be a hearing to determine if a Permanent Restraining Order should be issued. This third type of restraining order can last up to 5 years.
At the Law Office of Michael L. Fell, we know exactly how to help you through the Family Court procedures involved in securing restraining orders. We’ll make sure that you are properly prepared for your hearing and that the judge sees all the available evidence to support your request.
We Can Help You Secure Temporary Support Orders
All too often, victims are hesitant to leave their abusers because they are afraid they will not be able to take care of themselves financially. However, if you are divorcing your abuser, it may be possible to secure a temporary support order that will give you the financial freedom you need to move out. This support order will remain in effect until your divorce agreement is finalized and your permanent spousal support begins. At the Law Office of Michael L. Fell, we understand support orders in detail and we can fight for you to receive an amount that will enable you to maintain your current standard of living.
Have You Been Accused of Domestic Violence?
If you are in the middle of a divorce or custody battle, domestic violence allegations can be very harmful to your case. This makes it extremely important to get a skilled family law attorney on your side. As your attorney, we can help collect and present evidence to disprove the allegations against you and prevent them from unfairly affecting the outcome of your family law matter.
Call Now to Learn More
If you need help with the civil side of a domestic violence matter, please do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of Michael L. Fell at (949) 585-9055 . Our experienced family law attorney, Michelle L. Tran, will be happy to meet with you for a free initial consultation.