Spousal Abuse

Spousal Abuse Cases in Westlake Village

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As with any form of domestic violence, spousal abuse is taken extremely seriously by prosecutors in criminal courts and judges in family law courts. Instances of spousal abuse can have repercussions for many years, including possibly permanent damage to victims, both emotionally and physically. Unfortunately, spousal abuse is still a serious problem in the United States; the Riley Center, a shelter for abused victims, states that a woman is battered in our country every nine seconds.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of an abusive spouse, it’s crucial that you seek help immediately. Living with an abusive domestic partner, spouse, child, or any other family member should never be an option; instead you should escape and seek help from law enforcement and a Westlake Village family lawyer as soon as possible.

I am Attorney Jeffrey S. Graff, and at my firm, the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Graff, my team and I understand the importance of protecting victims of domestic violence and spousal abuse from their abusers, and we work quickly to put the law to work for you. With more than 35 years of experience, to my name, I have the detailed knowledge of California family law you need to seek a successful conclusion to your family law issue. I know how tough dealing with an abusive spouse can be, and it only motivates me to work harder for my client knowing that their safety and well-being depends on my quick and decisive action.

I am ready and available to help you. Call the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Graff today to book your free initial consultation by dialing (805) 633-4999.

Spousal Abuse & Family Law Cases

Spousal abuse almost always leads to a divorce case down the line, even if it’s not necessarily right away. You should never feel compelled to stay with your abuser, however, and doing so can have devastating consequences. If you are the victim of abuse, you should get yourself and your children (if you have any) away from your situation as soon as possible, before calling my office.

Abused spouses often can lay claim to possessions, including:

  • The family home
  • Finances
  • Certain pieces of property
  • Child custody

Obtaining Protection

Property acquisition as a result of the abuse should not be your primary concern, however. The first task at hand should be to obtain legal protection from your abuser. When you are a victim of domestic violence, you should document any injuries you have sustained from their abuse with photographs and call the police.

Next, you should request a temporary domestic violence restraining order, which can provide you with up to five years of protection from your abuser in a number of ways. As your attorney, I can help you petition your local family law court to obtain one of these orders and ensure you are protected to the maximum possible extent. Once you are physically and legally safe, we can begin discussing the next steps, including serving divorce on your abusive spouse.

Contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Graff today and let me help you seek the safety and freedom from abuse you’re looking for.

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