What Constitutes Domestic Violence in California?

Domestic violence is more common than ever. Regardless of the perpetrator, ranging from husbands and wives to girlfriends and boyfriends, many people continue to suffer at the hands of a loved one, without realizing how important it is to get out as quickly as possible. The state of California punishes perpetrators of domestic violence quite seriously, especially if there are children in the equation.

A common misconception regarding domestic violence is how it is defined. Domestic violence does not have to be physical; it can be mental, emotional, psychological, sexual, etc. Any form of abuse, or threats of abuse, from someone with whom you have an intimate relationship are distinguished as domestic violence. These intimate relationships can include your spouse, domestic partner, your child’s other parents, someone you are living with, etc.  

If you are in a marriage or domestic partnership in which you are being abused, there is no time to waste in getting out before things are taken too far. We understand it can be incredibly frightening to leave a situation you are accustomed to, as well as someone you may even still love, which is why our team at Burch, Coulston & Shepard, LLP will be there for you for as long as you need us to be, no matter how long it takes.

Contact Our Orange County Divorce Attorneys

Burch, Coulston & Shepard, LLP is comprised of compassionate and dedicated Orange County divorce lawyers who seek to resolve your issues with ease. We know few things are quite as devastating as divorce, particularly in the instance of domestic violence, which is why our legal team wants to help you start the next chapter of your life as successfully as possible. Our firm will be your trusted ally when you feel there is no one left to rely on--we guarantee it.

Contact us by calling (949) 565-4158.

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