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No matter what circumstances a couple, family, or group of loved ones may be facing, no person deserves to become the victim of domestic violence. On the contrary, no individual deserves to suffer consequences after a false domestic violence claim has been made against them.

At Moore, Schulman & Moore, APC, our domestic violence attorneys in San Diego are highly experienced in handling a wide range of abuse claims. Day in and day out, we fight to protect the rights of men and women throughout the greater San Diego area.

When you entrust our San Diego domestic violence lawyers with your case, you can rest easily knowing we will provide:

  • A team backed by more than 200 years of combined experience
  • A team led by founders who are board certified family law specialists
  • A team rated AV Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®

Are you a victim of domestic violence? Have you been wrongfully accused? Contact us online or call (858) 492-7968 today to consult a San Diego domestic violence lawyer!

Types of Restraining Orders in California

  • An Emergency Protective Order (EPO): Law enforcement officers can issue this type of restraining order to a victim at the time the domestic violence incident is reported. In most cases, this type of restraining order will only last a couple days, giving the victim enough time to pursue a Temporary Restraining Order.
  • A Temporary Restraining Order (TRO): The court can issue this type of restraining order. In most cases, this type of restraining order lasts 15 days or until the hearing to pursue the Permanent Restraining Order. Cases involving physical injury can allow a person to obtain a temporary restraining order even without giving notice to the offending party. However, at the next hearing, the offending party will have an opportunity to present.
  • A Permanent Restraining Order (PRO): This type of restraining order can be issued for up to 5 years. However, upon expiration, this type of restraining order can be renewed. At hearings involving PROs, both parties have the opportunity to testify, call witnesses to testify, and bring evidence to court to support the case.

What Is Considered Domestic Violence?

couple arguing aggressively in front of daughter

Under California family law, domestic abuse can include:

  • Physical abuse
  • Threats of physical abuse
  • Sexual assault
  • Harassment
  • Stalking
  • Disturbing your peace
  • Destroying your personal property

Although many persons believe that only spouses and children can become victims of domestic violence, others types of family members or individuals who were formerly living with or dating another person can also become victims of this abuse.

How a Domestic Violence Attorney in San Diego Can Help

If you believe you have become the victim of domestic violence, Moore, Schulman & Moore, APC will first consider your safety. While the complicated legal matters are crucial to the outcome of every domestic violence case, we are dedicated to protecting the rights and well-beings of our clients first and foremost.

Contact us online or call our office at (858) 492-7968 to speak with a San Diego domestic violence attorney and start the process of getting a restraining order.

Domestic Violence FAQ:

Can I modify custody or visitation if my ex-spouse has a history of domestic violence?

Yes, if your ex-spouse has a history of domestic violence, you may be able to seek a modification of custody or visitation arrangements to ensure the safety and well-being of yourself and your children. The court will consider the best interests of the child when making decisions regarding custody and visitation, and a history of domestic violence can be a crucial factor in these determinations.

Can I obtain a restraining order against someone who is not a current or former spouse?

Yes, in California, you can obtain a restraining order against someone who is not a current or former spouse. The law provides protection through restraining orders for a variety of relationships, including dating partners, cohabitants, family members, and individuals with whom you have a child in common. The specific requirements and options may vary depending on the nature of your relationship with the individual and the circumstances of the situation. It is advisable to consult with an attorney who specializes in domestic violence cases to understand the legal process and seek the appropriate protection based on your specific situation.

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