Can I Get a Restraining Order Against My Spouse While I’m Still Married?

Domestic violence affects every class and race in every city and county in California. Sometimes the abuse remains hidden, but help is available through law enforcement and the courts. The first step beyond a routine police report for a victim of domestic violence is often seeking a restraining order against the abuser, and it is possible to get a restraining order against your husband or wife while you are still married. When children are involved, the urgency of the situation escalates rapidly. While a restraining order is only a piece of paper and may not stop a determined abuser, it can be an effective deterrent for an abuser who values his freedom. An abuser who violates a restraining order can be arrested on the spot and jailed for a time — at least long enough for victims to seek a safe place. At the Law Offices of Judy L. Burger, we offer the full range of legal services for victims of domestic violence. We can seek a restraining order, a temporary custody and support order if necessary, and aggressively pursue a divorce at the same time. We believe in striking fast and finishing strong in high conflict cases, including those where domestic violence is a factor. It is important to note that over many years of practicing law, we have seen cases where a spouse claims domestic violence where there is no evidentiary support for the abuse. We strive to represent the facts to a court honestly and will not knowingly present false information. If you are a spouse who has been accused of domestic violence where none exists, and you believe the accusation was made to enhance your spouse’s standing in a pending divorce or custody case, contact us to discuss your options. The Law Offices of Judy L. Burger can assist you in fighting for your rights and those of your children in a divorce, custody, or visitation matter involving domestic violence in California. Judy L. Burger is known for her aggressive representation of clients in high conflict cases in and around Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay areas. If you are in need of a restraining order due to domestic violence, or need help dealing with allegations of domestic violence in a divorce or custody setting, call us today to learn more about how we can help you. Call (916)631-1935 in the Sacramento area, or (415)293-8314 in the San Francisco Bay area, or contact us online via our confidential inquiry form.
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