Temecula Family Violence Lawyers
Many families struggle with and suffer under family violence every day. Whether the abuse is physical or emotional, family violence threatens innocent spouses and their children and prevents them from having a safe place to call home. If you or someone you love is a victim of family violence, it is important to know that you can seek help.
Our Temecula family violence lawyers understand the severity of a domestic abuse divorce case and will work with you to safely pursue a divorce. We will fight on your behalf to ensure that you are legally protected throughout your case. Contact Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP today at 858-935-6211 for the dedicated assistance you need.
Protective and Restraining Orders
Many family violence victims are afraid to speak up because they fear being abused further. We can help you secure a protective or restraining order for you and your children so that the abusive spouse cannot come near you. Additionally, in domestic violence cases the victim and his or her children are typically allowed to stay in the home throughout the divorce, while the abusive spouse can be ordered to move out.
Severe criminal charges may be issued against an abusive spouse and, upon conviction, he or she may be ordered to serve jail time. Evidence that comes forward during a divorce case could be sufficient enough to charge the spouse with domestic violence, assault, or violating a restraining order.
How Family Violence Affects Your Divorce
While California is a no-fault divorce state, evidence of family violence can have a major impact on your divorce proceedings. Some of the effects it may have include:
- Child Custody/Visitation: An abusive spouse may lose any attempt to maintain child custody and may have his or her visitation rights revoked to protect the children.
- Child Support: The court can order a spouse to pay child support to the spouse who has been granted custody of the children. This mandated child support can help you take care of your children during and after your divorce.
- Alimony: An abused spouse may be granted alimony to help him or her look for a job or complete his or her education after the divorce.
- Residence Rights: In family violence cases, the abusive spouse may be ordered to move out of the family home immediately. The abused spouse and any children will therefore be able to continue living in the home without the threat of violence.
Our Temecula family violence attorneys are committed to helping you get everything possible out of your divorce. We will protect your legal rights throughout the proceeding and will fight on your behalf for child custody and child support so that you can begin rebuilding your family. To learn more about domestic violence and divorce, contact the Temecula family violence lawyers of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP today at 858-935-6211.