Few issues shape and impact a custody case more dramatically than allegations of domestic violence or abuse. California courts prioritize the safety and welfare of children above all, and while they also have a guiding principle to encourage shared parenting, allegations of child or spousal abuse can lead to findings that custody — or even visitation with the accused parent — is not in the child's best interest.
At The Law Offices of Burch, Coulston & Shepard, LLP, our lawyers take family safety concerns extremely seriously and act quickly on behalf of clients who need restraining orders or other forms of legal protection. Conversely, we have represented numerous clients victimized by false or exaggerated accusations motivated by one spouse's desire to gain leverage in divorce and custody matters. In either situation, fast action is essential.
Our knowledge and capabilities extend across the spectrum of emergency restraining orders (EPOs), temporary restraining orders (TROs), permanent restraining orders and criminal allegations within families. We provide vigorous representation in our clients' best interests regardless of the complexity of any "she said-he said" scenario.
We offer balanced counsel and are often able to help diffuse volatile family situations through negotiations. However, we stand always prepared to assert and defend our clients' interests in court when children's interests are on the line.
To speak with an Orange County restraining order attorney with extensive experience favorably resolving custody disputes, call us at (949) 565-4158 today.