Westlake Village Domestic Violence Lawyer
Domestic Violence as Grounds for Divorce
California is a no-fault
divorce state, meaning that an individual or couple does not need any reason to
file for divorce besides the fact that the marriage is irretrievably broken.
Even so, there are many other reasons that are quite valid for filing
a divorce, one of which is domestic violence. If you and / or your children
are the victim of regular domestic violence or abuse, it may be in your
best interest to end your marriage and escape your damaging life with
your spouse. A Westlake Village divorce lawyer from Richard Ross Associates
can help by providing the knowledgeable counsel and representation you need.
Protective Orders & Restraining Orders
The first step in the process of domestic violence and divorce is to obtain
a protective order or restraining order. Emergency protective orders can
be issued immediately by a law enforcement officer who arrives on the
scene of domestic violence, and can later be changed for a temporary or
permanent restraining order against the violent offender. Once you have
obtained a restraining order to protect yourself and your children, you
can begin the divorce process. Whether or not your spouse wants a divorce,
you still have the right to request the commencement of a divorce proceeding
with the help of a divorce attorney by your side.
Contact a Thousand Oaks Divorce Attorney Near You
Searching for a qualified divorce lawyer in Westlake Village or
Thousand Oaks, CA? Richard Ross Associates is prepared to skillfully handle your case
to a satisfactory outcome. Attorney Ross has over 30 years of legal experience
and is board certified in
family law by the California Board of Legal Specialization. Your best interests are
our main focus, which means that we will go the extra mile to meet your
needs and obtain the best results for your domestic violence case. Call
today or fill out our
online case evaluation form to get started. The sooner you
contact a Westlake Village divorce lawyer from our firm - which also serves all of Ventura County - the sooner you
can get protection from domestic violence.