Domestic Violence

Westlake Village Domestic Violence Attorney

Experienced Family Law Representation

Hold Your Spouse Accountable To Their ActionsDomestic violence in California is defined as physical abuse or threats of abuse when the person being abused and the suspect are or have been involved in an intimate relationship (by marriage, domestic partnership, dating, used to date, current or recent cohabitants, or have a child together). Domestic violence can occur even when the relationship is between relatives or those related by marriage.

Do I Have Grounds for a Domestic Violence Case?

Domestic violence is considered as the following:

  • Hurting someone physically
  • Attempting to hurt someone
  • Making someone reasonably fearful that they will be seriously injured
  • Constant harassing
  • Stalking
  • Threatening
  • Destroying property

If you need protection against an abuser, it’s important to take legal action to ensure the safety of you and your family. With over 35 years of legal experience as a Westlake Village family law attorney, I am prepared to protect your rights and you from any harm.

What Are The Penalties for Domestic Violence?

According to the California Women’s Health Survey (CWHS), about 40% of women in California experience physical intimate partner violence in their lifetimes. Based on a report by the California Department of Justice, there were 113 domestic violence fatalities in 2008, which accounted for %% of all homicides in the state. In reflection of these staggering statistics, the penalties in sentencing upon conviction for domestic violence are significantly severe.

The potential charges include:

  • Misdemeanor
    • Up to six months in jail
    • Fines
    • 40 hours community service
    • 52-week domestic violence counseling
    • No contact order with the abused party
  • Felony
    • Three months to three years in prison
    • Fines
    • 40 hours community service
    • 52-week domestic violence counseling
    • No contact order with the abused party

Protect Your Children

Sometimes filing a restraining order is not enough when children are involved. The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Graff can help you seek sole custody of your children, severely limit your abuser’s rights to visitation, or pursue a restraining order. I provide critical legal support to clients in Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Camarillo, Ventura, and Calabasas.

For a free consultation, contact my firm today at (805) 633-4999.

Hear it From Our
Happy Clients

  • I have faith in Jeffery Graff.

    “I am a battered woman. Jeffrey saw this when I walked in a year ago to hire him to get a divorce. I was not ready. I thought I could save my 27yr marriage. He knew I would be back when I was ready. He never pushed me to follow through, he waited for me to make to be ready for the long haul. I finally did it! I got tired of being abused in so many ways. Jeffery is a very patient man. I know he will take care of me!!!!! So far so good. I know he is going to keep me in my house for now or ever. He was honest and said we may have to sell but I know the job will get done in my best interest!”

    Former Client

  • I cannot give Jeffrey Graff enough accolades.

    “I knew Jeffrey personally as a proud family man and a pillar of the community with an stellar reputation as a family/divorce attorney. When my daughter was going through her divorce and had several bad experiences with two attorneys, in the Westlake Village area, I recommended Jeffery to her. After meeting with us to discuss the situation and issues, Jeffery and his staff went to work, we went to court, Jeffery not only got the results my daughter had hoped for, but also managed to have the opposing party cover his fees, he is beyond knowledgeable, professional and fair, he's brilliant at what he does and worth every penny. I have since recommended Jeffrey to all my friends and acquaintances who need legal help and will continue to do so. I cannot give Jeffrey Graff enough accolades and thanks for his help and exceptional negotiating skill in settling the case, thank you, again.”

    Dianne R.

  • He was easy to work with!

    “Fees were reasonable and he helped me work through my divorce to ensure it was done in a timely manner. He was easy to work with!”

    Former Client

  • He worked efficiently to get the best and honest result for my family in child support matters.

    “I chose Mr. Graff to represent me in my divorce since he was also knowledgeable with bankruptcy law. He promptly returned phone calls, was quite helpful and consistent in advising me. He knew and understood my case and was very professional in representing me. Furthermore, I knew he was well respected in the courtroom and by other attorneys. He worked efficiently to get the best and honest result for my family in child support matters. I would absolutely hire him again and definitely recommend him to anyone in need of family law representation.”

    Kathy

  • In a very difficult time in my life, Mr. Graff provided excellent service to me.

    “In a very difficult time in my life, Mr. Graff provided excellent service to me. Patient with my process, he was always prompt to return my calls, and gave me realistic advice. While other lawyers might be evasive in an effort to prolong the process (hence their fees), Mr. Graff was straightforward and eager to conclude the proceedings quickly in an effort to minimize my pain.”

    Melissa