Domestic Violence

Compassionate Support from a Domestic Violence Attorney

Domestic violence is a pervasive issue that affects individuals of all genders and ages. At Law Office of Michael L. Fell, we provide compassionate and skilled legal assistance to those facing domestic violence.

Whether you have suffered physical, verbal, emotional, or psychological abuse from a spouse, ex-partner, or intimate partner, or if your child has been subjected to such abuse, we are here to help you navigate the legal system and secure the protection you need. Contact us at 949-585-9055 for a free legal consultation.

Immediate Steps After a Domestic Violence Incident

If you experience domestic violence, the first step is to contact the police to ensure the incident is properly documented. This documentation is crucial for any future legal actions. Once you are safe, contact Law Office of Michael L. Fell to receive professional support and legal assistance. We will begin working immediately to protect you and your loved ones from further harm.

Securing a Restraining Order

Restraining orders are vital tools for protecting victims of domestic violence from their abusers. These orders mandate that the abuser must maintain a specified distance from the victim and refrain from any form of stalking, harassment, or communication.

Types of Restraining Orders

  1. Emergency Protective Order (EPO): This can be requested by law enforcement officers responding to a domestic violence incident. It is intended for immediate protection in dangerous situations and lasts up to five days.
  2. Temporary Restraining Order (TRO): Issued by the Family Court, a TRO provides protection for up to 21 days. During this period, a hearing will be scheduled to determine whether a Permanent Restraining Order should be granted.
  3. Permanent Restraining Order (PRO): Following the hearing, if the court finds sufficient evidence, a PRO can be issued, providing protection for up to five years.

At Law Office of Michael L. Fell, we guide you through the process of obtaining these orders, ensuring you are well-prepared for court proceedings. We will help you gather and present all necessary evidence to support your case effectively.

Temporary Support Orders for Financial Stability

Victims of domestic violence often fear leaving their abusers due to financial dependency. If you are divorcing your abuser, it may be possible to obtain a temporary support order to provide the financial stability you need to live independently. This temporary order remains in effect until the finalization of your divorce and the commencement of permanent spousal support. Our team is knowledgeable about the intricacies of support orders and will advocate for an amount that allows you to maintain your standard of living.

Addressing False Accusations of Domestic Violence

In the context of divorce or custody battles, false accusations of domestic violence can have severe repercussions. If you have been wrongfully accused, it is critical to have skilled legal representation to protect your rights. We will help you collect and present evidence to disprove the allegations and mitigate their impact on your case.

Contact Us for Expert Legal Support

If you need assistance with domestic violence-related legal issues, contact Law Office of Michael L. Fell at 949-585-9055. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your situation and explore how we can support you. Our dedicated team is committed to helping you navigate the civil side of domestic violence matters with the utmost care and professionalism.