Domestic Violence Attorney in Roseville
There are a variety of marital problems that can lead to a
contested divorce and complicate the process. If you are in a difficult and contested divorce
circumstance because of a criminal offense of domestic violence, I can
help prepare you to get a divorce and to regain your sense of security.
At the Law Offices of Evan Samuelson, I have
more than 20 years of family law experience assisting clients who are obtaining a divorce because of a domestic violence
issue. As your Roseville divorce lawyer, I can offer you skills and experience
that can undoubtedly aid in your case.
What to Do After a Domestic Violence Incident
Divorce is usually a messy time and as a result, it is not surprising when
episodes of domestic violence occur. Domestic violence can involve hitting,
kicking, physical menacing or intimidation, threats, pushing, shoving,
choking, being hit with objects, punching, being held against one's
will, sexual pressure or assaults. It can also involve stalking, disrespect,
manipulation, isolation and so forth. If you were the victim of a domestic
violence attack, it is important that you take these steps immediately:
- Call the police or the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE
- Get a psychological evaluation for your spouse
child custody evaluations
- Attend counseling (separately is usually advised)
- Don't be afraid to speak up
If any aspect of custody or visitation is being disputed, it is important
that you secure an aggressive but also compassionate family law attorney
who can guide you through this scary time in an understanding and comprehensive
manner. When such dangerous occurrences are going on and your's and
your children's future is at stake, you cannot afford to be passive
or to secure less-than-competent legal services.
Domestic violence refers to any form of assault and battery that was inflicted
on any member of the family or household by another. This infliction causes
either physical or emotional harm and can also lead to death. Domestic
violence can be not only physical abuse but also verbal, mental and emotional
abuse. It can occur between spouses, between a parent and child, between
a boyfriend and girlfriend, or between same-sex partners. When domestic
violence is committed, the Family Court judge can issue a restraining
order protecting the victim against the perpetrator.
Divorce and Domestic Violence
It is important to take the right steps to effectively get your life back
on track and feel safe from the hands of your abuser. Unfortunately, domestic
violence is a frequent occurrence in marriages and is a common reason for
divorce. When domestic violence is committed, the family court judge can issue
a restraining order protecting the victim against the perpetrator. As
physical abuse can also constitute 'battery', which is a criminal
offense, the District Attorney, and the criminal court may also get involved.
When children are involved in a domestic violence situation, the Family
Court judge may presume the perpetrator is an unfit parent, and that parent
may experience great difficulty in establishing or re-establishing rights
to spend time with the children. The family court judge may require that
the perpetrator's time with the children be supervised by a friend,
family member, or a professional supervisor, and the judge may require
that the perpetrator undergo counseling or anger management classes.
Talk to a Compassionate Roseville Divorce Lawyer at The Law Offices of
During the process of divorce, the abusive spouse is more likely to seriously
harm the other spouse and any children involved. If you are the abused
party, it is important to be aware of the serious risk of domestic violence
during this time and to obtain adequate legal assistance. As your Roseville
domestic violence attorney, I can help you become aware of the signs that
can lead to domestic violence to protect both yourself and your family.
If a catalyst for your divorce is domestic violence, it is important to
recognize that this can have a serious impact on the divorce process.
Contact my firm today to learn more about how I can help you keep your
family safe as you end the marriage. Request a consultation with a family