Los Angeles Domestic Violence Attorney
Experienced Domestic Violence Attorney
Domestic violence is a serious problem that affects many families in California and can impact many issues in a family law case. Whether you are a victim of violence or have been accused of violence, working with the right attorney is important to ensure that the truth comes out in court and that your rights and your children’s best interests are protected.
I am here to help you obtain and present the evidence you need so that the court makes the right orders in your case.
What Is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one against another. It includes physical, psychological, emotional and financial manipulation, control and abuse. It can occur between married couples, unmarried partners who live together and former partners.
How Does Family Violence Impact Family Law?
Although California is a no-fault divorce state, domestic violence may be a big factor for the court in determining spousal support, child custody and/or visitation. For instance, courts generally do not award custody to a parent who has been found to have committed domestic abuse because such an arrangement is not in the best interests of the child or children.
However, if the alleged abuser can prove that he or she either did not commit domestic violence or has taken rehabilitative steps — such as completing a treatment program — that may go a long way to how the court views a custody request.
At Skolnick Family Law, I am committed to preparing and presenting your domestic violence case so that justice prevails.