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California Domestic Violence Lawyers

Helping Victims Overcome Domestic Abuse

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is a difficult and emotional topic. As a result, most instances of domestic violence go unreported, even if the issue of violence is very relevant in most divorce and family law proceedings. Domestic violence is typically perpetrated in a pattern of or cycle of abuse, which is often used as a tool by the abuser to ensure the victim does not end the relationship. In addition, the victim is often in denial regarding the abuse due to the psychological effects of the cycle of violence.

With years of professional experience helping hundreds of families throughout Southern California, Cage & Miles has the skill to help you create an informed plan to combat issues of domestic violence. If you need help or information regarding restraining orders and protecting yourself, we can help.

 
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Domestic Violence in Legal Terms

Legally, domestic violence occurs between those with a specific familial or dating relationship.

This means that the victim and alleged abuser must be any of the following:

  • A married couple
  • An unmarried couple who have children together
  • A couple who is divorced or separated
  • Two people who are dating
  • Two people who live together, or used to live together, in a non-roommate capacity
  • Closely related people, such as a parent and child, grandparent and child, or siblings

What Constitutes Domestic Violence

Domestic violence can include physical harm, mental abuse, negligence, threats, and other serious accusations against you or your child or children.

In addition, abuse can be any of the following, as defined by the California Family Code:

  • Placing a person in imminent danger of bodily harm
  • Recklessly or intentionally causing harm
  • Sexual assault, battery, molestation, or rape
  • Attacking or harassing another individual
  • Persisting, abusive, and unwanted contact
  • Disturbing the peace of a victim
  • Stalking or ignoring the terms of a restraining order
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How to Get Help

The first step abuse victims can take to get out of their situation is apply for a temporary restraining order, which is a temporary protective order that can be approved on the same day. 

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