Domestic Violence

West Los Angeles Domestic Violence Attorneys

At Golsan Ziff & Ziff, we represent people whose lives have been affected by domestic violence or false allegations of domestic violence. Each of these cases is different, but the effects of domestic violence restraining orders can be life-changing, both for those who obtain them and for those who are restrained. It is crucial for all involved to act quickly and promptly to obtain legal advice in order to understand the consequences. We help our clients do both.

Restraining Orders In Southern California

Restraining orders are serious and significantly alter the course of family law proceedings in almost all areas. Without any notice to a restrained party, a temporary restraining order can result in a complete change in custody of your children or completely prevent access to the children by the restrained parent. This can be appropriate or devastating, and we can help you with these difficult effects.

Restraining orders may also impact support, the right to live in the family home, and matters outside the family law case such as the ability to possess a firearm, as well as immigration matters. Most of these orders are required to be entered in the CLETS system, a computerized law enforcement tracking system. This can lead to unintended possible effects in the workplace.

Parents have a responsibility to protect their children and, under California law, the responsibility to ensure continuous and frequent contact with the other parent. Children who may feel safe with both parents often get caught in the middle. We can help you balance these sometimes competing responsibilities.

Taking a child-centered approach to the practice of law, we effectively represent clients in domestic violence situations in which there are children involved. Our extensive experience makes us well-qualified to handle these complex matters.

Sometimes partners under the stress of a breakup or significant problem in the relationship can act in ways they would not otherwise themselves imagine acting or imagine their partners acting. Even if this is the case and ultimately leads to a restraining order, or even monitored visitation with your child, we can help you get your family back on track. We work with many professionals and keep you informed on how to best help families in this very difficult situation.

These orders cannot be taken lightly and even minor violations can have far-reaching results. Delay in obtaining a restraining order when appropriate or in responding to one can significantly change the outcome.

One of the most difficult things about restraining orders is how quickly they can be issued, often without any notice. If you are considering requesting or have been served with a restraining order, you need immediate legal assistance. We can help at any stage of the proceedings.

Reach Out To Golsan Ziff & Ziff. Let Us Help You.

Contact our lawyers by calling 310-342-2818 to schedule a confidential consultation with a family law attorney at our west LA law firm. Evening and weekend appointments are available by special arrangement. Our offices are conveniently located in Culver City, off the 405. Free parking.