Southern California Lawyer Aids Victims of Domestic Violence
Experienced Rancho Cucamonga advocate helps to obtain legal protection
An abusive spouse or partner presents an immediate danger to you and others around you. Even if you have already been harmed or threatened with violence, taking matters into your own hands can have terrible consequences. My Rancho Cucamonga firm, the Law Offices of Dan Peelman, PC, takes aggressive action on behalf of Southern California victims of domestic violence so that they can hold abusers accountable and prevent future incidents. As a family law attorney with over 25 years of experience in the Inland Empire area, I understand the legal and practical considerations that courts review when deciding whether to issue restraining orders. Domestic violence harms people in every ethnic and economic category. Regardless of your particular circumstances, I will build the strongest possible case to obtain the relief you need.
Attorney seeks restraining orders for clients who are harmed or threatened
Domestic violence occurs in couples who are divorcing and in other circumstances when there is no warning of potential trouble, often leaving victims confused about what to do. My firm offers an consultation so you can get the immediate assistance you need and thoughtful counsel regarding:
- Requirements — Restraining orders can be granted even if you have not yet been physically abused. The threat of immediate harm is enough to obtain relief. A restraining order can also be granted to prevent forms of psychological or emotional damage such as verbal abuse, stalking and harassment. My firm works to protect clients against all types of abusive behavior.
- Prohibited acts — A restraining order can be tailored to your situation. It can prevent not only physical contact, but also phone calls, online communications and financial retaliation. If your partner owes back child support, the order can also include a payment requirement.
- Effect on jobs and security clearances — Being named as the subject of a restraining order can affect a person’s legal ability to own a gun, work at certain jobs or stay in the United States, depending on their immigration status.
Various legal options are available if you are being abused. An Emergency Protective Order can be granted at once and lasts for up to seven days. After that, my firm can help you pursue a Temporary Restraining Order, which lasts until the hearing occurs, usually a few weeks. Following that, a Permanent Restraining Order can be issued if the judge finds sufficient cause.
Contact an Inland Empire lawyer for an consultation on a domestic violence case
The Law Offices of Dan Peelman, PC represents clients in matters related to domestic violence and restraining orders. Please call 909-257-0291 or contact me online to schedule an initial consultation at my office in Rancho Cucamonga.