In domestic violence cases, time is of the essence. Newport Family Law & Mediation Group has helped clients throughout Southern California. We understand the severity of these situations and are here to help you through it. It’s important to remember that you are not alone, even though it may sometimes feel like it.
In California, the court can issue an emergency order based on the word of one side only. This means if you feel threatened, you can get protection immediately. Judges typically err on the side of caution, instead of taking a chance and ending up with someone hurt. Unfortunately, because emergency orders are one-sided, they are also subject to abuse.
Our attorneys work with clients who need the protection of an emergency order as well as those who are accused of abuse. We listen to each client with compassion and a determination to get to the truth. Often these orders are filed with no justification other than to gain an advantage in a divorce or child custody dispute. Our lawyers can identify these situations and take immediate steps to protect your rights.
The consequences of an emergency protection order can be severe. Sole custody can be awarded to one party. The accused can be kicked out of the home pending a hearing and ordered to pay child and spousal support. It can affect the career and reputation of the accused.
In cases where restraining orders are justified, we will take immediate steps to protect your rights. Filing for civil harassment may also be beneficial, depending on your situation. No matter where you are at in the process, having an attorney is crucial.
Cases of this nature must be taken seriously. For proper representation, call our office in Newport Beach at 949-769-7040 today. You can also fill out our contact form by clicking here and someone will be in touch with you as soon as possible. We offer free 30-minute consultations.