Newport Beach Domestic Violence Attorneys Protecting You and Your Children from Abusive Partners
Marital unions and the home are meant to be safe havens. They are meant to be a place of comfort, recovery, rejuvenation, support, and peace. So, if your personal safety or that of your children is threatened because of domestic violence, then all that is gone, and you need to secure your safety and the kids’.
The easiest way to do this is to file a restraining order against the offending party. This is even more important if you’re seeking to divorce an abusive partner who is prone to physically harming you and/or the kids.
When you come to our experienced Newport Beach domestic violence attorneys at Sarieh Law, with allegations of domestic abuse from your soon to be ex, we’ll file for an immediate domestic violence restraining order (DVRO) to keep you safe.
Defining Domestic Violence According to California’s Laws
The California Family Code Section 6203 governs domestic violence issues. According to the laws,
“Domestic violence is abuse or threats of abuse when the person being abused and the abuser are or have been in an intimate relationship (married or domestic partners, are dating or used to date, live or lived together, or have a child together). It is also when the abused person and the abusive person are closely related by blood or by marriage.”
So, if you’re dealing with the following in an intimate relationship, chances are you’re a domestic violence victim, and need to get help from a competent DVRO attorney in Newport Beach right away:
- Physical injury inflicted carelessly or intentionally
- Subject to threats of physical harm
- Non-consensual sex
- Physical assault including battery, beating, slapping, punching or kicking
- Harassment meant to instill some fear e.g. stalking, threatening, verbally abusing, damaging your personal items, and disturbing their peace.
The human life is irreplaceable, and injuries suffered from abusive partners can leave huge scars. We don’t want that for you. We want you safe and sound. This is why our experienced domestic violence attorneys in Newport Beach, CA are committed to getting you a restraining order that will keep the abusive partner away.
Once it’s approved, we’ll have a process server, serve them the document. We understand that it can be hard to do this yourself. This is why we’ll get experienced people to do it for you.
What is a Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO)?
This is a very specific type of restraining order issued by the courts to protect victims of domestic violence and their children. This court-mandated documents are designed with one goal: put a lot of distance between the abuser and the abused.
To get it though, the victim(s) and abuser must be in a relationship, cohabiting, married, or in a domestic partnership. Once that’s proven, our domestic violence attorneys in Newport Beach will then file for one of the following types of DVRO:
- Restraining Order (RO)–a temporary court order mandating the abuser to stay away from your and/or the kids until there’s substantial evidence of abuse
- Final Temporary Restraining Order (FTRO)- A permanent restraining order mandating the offender to keep away from the victim(s) indefinitely
- Emergency Protective Order (EPO) –a restraining order that goes into effect immediately, once proof of domestic violence has been established
Newport Beach Domestic Violence Attorneys Can Help
Once a DVRO is issued against someone, they’ll need to put some distance between them and you. Depending on the order, they may even have to move away completely from your area. Ultimately, it would be illegal for them to be in close proximity to you or your kids.
If you’re a victim of domestic violence and need help, Sarieh Law’s highly experienced Newport Beach family law attorneys can help. Call us today on 949-828-2267.