Orange County Domestic Violence Attorney
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If you are the victim of domestic violence, have been wrongfully accused
of domestic violence, or are in need of a restraining order, we can inform
you of your rights and legal options. Although each issue is very different
from the others, they all can cause a person a great deal of stress and
anxiety. If you are in any of these situations, you will need the help
of a skilled
family law attorney in Orange County fast.
The Law Offices of W. Douglas McKeague, we proudly represent men, women, and families who have been affected
by domestic violence. We have
more than 30 years of trial experience and have exclusively focused our practice on divorce and family law. Because
we have narrowed our practice to this specific area of law, we can provide
our clients with personal and attentive representation that they deserve.
No matter how complex your matter is, we encourage you to seek our counsel
as soon as possible. Contact our firm today.
What is domestic violence?
Are you or someone you love a victim of domestic violence? If so, it will
be crucial to seek legal counsel immediately. If you have experienced
domestic violence, you are probably well aware that abuse does not necessarily
have to involve physical harm.
Domestic violence can include verbal abuse, emotional abuse, or psychological
abuse. It will be vital to your well-being to take action no matter what
type of abuse has occurred. We know that it can be frightening to step
forward, but there are tactics that we can employ that can help protect
you and your children legally.
The state of California defines domestic violence as:
- Physically hurting or trying to hurt someone, intentionally or recklessly
- Sexual assault
- Making someone reasonably afraid that they or someone else are about to
be seriously hurt
- Threats of violence or promises of harm to someone else
- Behavior such as harassing, stalking, threatening, hitting, disturbing
someone's peace, or destroying someone else's personal property
Restraining Orders & Domestic Violence
For the court to issue a domestic violence restraining order there has
to be a domestic relationship of some sort between you and the person
to be restrained from contact.
A domestic relationship can include any of the following:
- Current or former spouse
- Someone you are currently dating or were dating in the past
- Someone you have lived with and had an intimate relationship with
- A person with whom you share a child
- Anyone you are related to by blood or by marriage
Our knowledgeable Orange County domestic violence attorney can help you
get such a protective order. These orders restrict that party from contacting
you by any means, and from being within a certain distance from you. Should
that party then violate the order, he or she can be arrested and taken
into custody at once. If you do not qualify for a restraining order, do
not think your case is helpless. We can utilize other legal resources
to help you obtain the protection that you need.
Protecting Families Since 1981
When you hire
The Law Offices of W. Douglas McKeague, you can feel confident knowing that your interests have been secured
and protected. A domestic violence restraining order can offer your family
several protections, so do not wait another moment to get in contact with our firm.
If you have been wrongfully accused of domestic violence, you could be
facing serious repercussions that could keep you from seeing your children.
You must act quickly. We can help you protect your rights.
Contact our OC family law firm
today and learn how we can be of assistance to your family.