Protection During The Divorce
Those who have experienced domestic violence in their lives know just how destructive it can be, spiritually, financially, psychologically and physically. If you are in a marriage where domestic violence has been an issue, part of the divorce process may include getting an order of protection (or a "restraining order") to help ensure your safety during the process. The time when a spouse leaves a relationship is usually the most dangerous time in relationships where abuse has been a problem. At DeLacey, Riebel & Shindell, LLP, our California attorneys can help put in place safeguards so you can exit an abusive marriage without fearing for your safety or that of your children.
Detecting False Claims
Unfortunately, sometimes people make claims of domestic violence in order to gain an upper hand in custody negotiations. If this is happening in your divorce, our experienced family law attorneys can break down the lie and make sure that you maintain fair access to your children.
Not just for spouses. Domestic violence isn't just something that happens to women, and it's not just something that happens to spouses. Men, children, family members and romantic/intimate partners, whether they cohabitate or not, can also be victims of domestic violence.
Nobody deserves abuse. If you are ending a marriage characterized by domestic abuse, you need specific legal guidance to help protect your safety and that of your children during this tumultuous time. To schedule an appointment with one of our attentive and knowledgeable divorce lawyers, call our San Francisco office at 415-528-7000, or send us an email to let us know what's going on.