No one should have to live under the threat of violence or domestic abuse, especially in one's own home. The law offers protection to persons who have suffered abuse at the hands of a family member, household member, or person with whom one has or has had a relationship.
The lawyers at The Law Offices of Burch, Coulston & Shepard, LLP can obtain an emergency protective order in cases involving domestic violence or threats of domestic violence. We can then seek to obtain a permanent protective order, and if further violence or threats occur, can seek to enforce the order.
Our firm also defends clients against false accusations of domestic violence.
In either case, it is extremely important to obtain legal representation as soon as possible. Contact our Newport Beach family law attorneys for help.
Our attorneys can act quickly to obtain an order of protection for you and other family members and petition the court to make the order permanent, when necessary.
In other situations, particularly those involving divorce or child custody disputes, one party may make false accusations of violence against the other party in an attempt to gain an advantage.
When a protective order is placed against you, it can dramatically affect your child custody or visitation rights, your right to own a firearm, and in some cases, your job. Persons accused of domestic violence should, if at all possible, avoid the imposition of a protective order.
In cases involving domestic violence allegations or spousal abuse, the Court has some discretion. A well-argued case supported by facts can result in a favorable outcome for a person falsely accused of domestic violence.
The Law Offices of Burch, Coulston & Shepard, LLP understands how to prepare a convincing case and can represent you in order to protect your rights, your record, and your reputation.
For a consultation with a domestic violence lawyer at The Law Offices of Burch, Coulston & Shepard, LLP, call (949) 565-4158 or contact us online. We serve clients throughout Orange County, including the cities of Newport Beach and Newport Beach.