Irvine Domestic Violence Attorney
Providing Victims and Their Families with Support & Legal Help
Our dedicated and compassionate firm understands the emotional and physical
suffering our clients endure before and during their domestic violence
cases. Our goal as a legal team is to help each of our clients through
this difficult time and to provide the support and protection they need
when leaving their abusers to start the next chapter of their lives. If
you have been a victim of domestic abuse in Irvine, contact our skilled
family law and divorce lawyers—we have extensive insight into handling
domestic violence cases.
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About Our Domestic Violence Support Services
At the Center for Mediated Divorce, our Irvine domestic violence lawyers
can provide a wide array of services for individuals attempting to legally
separate themselves from an abuser. Often, it is difficult for a victim
to feel safe after they have suffered domestic abuse. That is why our
firm goes above and beyond to make our clients feel comfortable and in
control of their case.
We can provide assistance for your case in numerous ways, including by:
- Fighting for you obtain custody of your children
- Helping to obtain a restraining order against your abuser
- Contacting witnesses and collecting testimonials that support your side
of the story
- Collecting evidence, such as pictures or medical records, to be used in trial
- Coaching you through what to expect on the day of your trial
We understand that the stakes are high in a domestic violence case, which
is why our firm is dedicated towards putting our clients’ needs
as our top priority. At the end of the day our clients need to feel safe
and secure in their ability to move forward in life, and our firm can
deliver just that.
Child Custody in Domestic Violence Cases
Because custody cases are complicated and can turn into a legal battle
quickly, it is important to have an attorney ready to represent you. Our
team at the Center for Mediated Divorce has successfully handled numerous
child custody cases before. With our extensive background in domestic
violence and custody law, we can help you secure your rights to your children
after you have left your abuser.
In all child custody cases, judges make their decision based on what is
in the “best interest of the child.” This is determined by
a number of different factors, inducing:
- The child’s safety
- The child’s emotional, social, and educational needs
- The home environment of each party
- The child’ preference and relationship to each parent
Due to the nature of your domestic violence case, a judge is likely to
not award the abusing spouse or parent custody. However, an abuser may
try to claim that they have not committed domestic violence or other forms
of abuse in order to keep custody. In that situation, our domestic violence
attorneys in Irvine can help you prove that they have indeed caused you
or your children harm.
Domestic Violence does NOT require actual physical violence. Domestic Violence
may be verbal and emotional abuse, as well as economic abuse, where the
abuser controls the victim by not allowing any financial independence.
Often Domestic Violence is a combination of the above factors -- sometimes
with physical abuse; and sometimes without the physical abuse.
There are numerous resources in Orange County for victims of Domestic Violence,
including confidential residential housing so that the victim can remain
safe while pursuing legal Restraining Orders. These Shelters often provide
counseling and a safe haven until the victim can become self-supporting.
Our Domestic Violence attorneys are well aware of such shelters and assist
clients in every way possible so that they will remain safe during the
Serving Orange County & the Surrounding Areas: (714) 706-3992
If you or your children have been harmed by a spouse or partner, seek the
legal counsel you need. Whether you were a victim of physical, emotional,
or sexual abuse, our Irvine domestic violence lawyers can help you seek
legal action. Don’t wait to start your case—call our office
today and speak with a member of our team. We are ready to help you start
the next chapter of your life!
Contact our office by calling (714) 706-3992 or fill out one of our online forms.