Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence


Stopping Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is defined as violence that occurs in the home, usually between family members, spouses, or partners. If you are a victim of domestic violence, the first thing to do is call the police .

Once the police have been called and you have been removed from any danger, you can request an emergency restraining order from the officer on-scene. This order may be issued at any time, day or night, and will usually remain in effect for several days. During this time, you should consider seeking out the advice and counsel of a domestic violence lawyer.

Our firm is very familiar with the procedures involved in obtaining restraining orders. We can go to court on your behalf, on an emergency basis and without notice to the perpetrator (in some cases), in order to get a temporary restraining order or permanent restraining order issued against the person who is hurting you.

In order to get a long-term restraining order from the court, the alleged victim must have evidence that they are afraid of the perpetrator and that their fear is based on past domestic violence and the threat of future violence. If the court grants the restraining order, and the perpetrator violates the order, the victim can call the police and have the perpetrator arrested.

Child Custody and Domestic Violence
In the context of family law, particularly child custody disputes, restraining orders can be problematic. If you have a restraining order taken out against you, and you are involved in a child custody dispute, you will be at a disadvantage. It is important to seek legal counsel immediately in order to protect your civil rights.

Likewise, if you are the victim of violence and have taken a restraining order out on someone with whom you are involved in a custody dispute, it is equally important to seek legal counsel immediately to ensure that the court hears all necessary and relevant evidence that your legal counsel can gather.

Perhaps the most important reason to retain or consult with a divorce attorney or family law attorney is to have some peace of mind during what can be a very stressful and emotional time in a person’s life. A divorce, separation, or custody dispute can be difficult enough, without having to deal with the requirements of court procedure, filing the right forms and declarations, and researching legal issues. Having an experienced attorney on your side can help you navigate the court system and protect your rights and the best interests of your children. Kazimi Law Firm strives to help clients reach resolutions they are happy with while avoiding stressful and drawn out legal fights.