Napa, CA Domestic Violence Attorneys
Focusing on Domestic Violence Matters in California
Domestic violence is a sad fact of life that impacts thousands of Californians every single day.
It may take the shape of a woman arriving at the ER with a fractured skull, or a baby shaken until it suffers permanent brain damage. On the flip side of the coin, ?victims? make false accusations against spouses, partners and parents. It is up to the courts to sort out the facts.
If a member of your family is being abused or if you have been charged with domestic violence, it is extremely important that you seek the immediate help of Kaspar & Lugay, LLP. Let us be your advocates in keeping you and your family safe. Call 415-789-5881 or contact us online today to schedule an initial consultation.
We handle a wide variety of domestic violence cases, including those involving:
Do You Need a DVRO (Domestic Violence Restraining Order)?
Our experienced domestic violence and family law attorneys are committed to taking care of our clients. We have extensive experience in cases involving domestic violence. Our DVRO lawyers will take immediate action to protect you and your children and will provide experienced, effective representation in hearings. It is important that your response to domestic violence or allegations of abuse be carefully tailored to your unique situation. We will see that your appeal to the court is designed to provide the protection you need for as long as you need it.
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It is imperative that you contact an attorney if you or someone you love is being abused or has been accused of abuse. Contact us online or call 415-789-5881 to schedule an initial consultation today.
We know how to deal with DVRO and other domestic violence issues
Restraining orders can be an effective way to keep you and your family safe in cases where a partner, former partner or third party is creating an unsafe environment and you want to ensure there is a safe distance between this person and your loved ones.
This area of law can be difficult, however, especially if you are seeking to obtain a restraining order on your own. Do you know exactly what you should ask for in an emergency protective order? Do you know how long a temporary restraining order will be enforceable?
At Kaspar & Lugay, LLP, our Marin, California-based restraining order attorneys are committed to taking care of our clients and their children, and preventing domestic violence. If you need a restraining order (DVRO), we will take the time to analyze your unique situation and present a clear and compelling argument to the judge supporting your request. We can explain what protection domestic law provides.
Call 415-789-5881 or contact us online to find out how we can help with your protective order.
Do not wait to take action if you or your child is at risk of domestic violence, including:
- Sexual abuse
- Physical abuse
- Verbal abuse
- Emotional abuse
What Can a Temporary Restraining Order Include?
A judge has broad discretion as to the terms of a domestic protective order, which may include a variety of requirements such as, but not limited to, the following:
- A criminal protective order can specify ?no contact?
- An order to refrain from use of drugs or alcohol
- A stay-away order requiring a person to stay away from a home, school, etc.
- An order to maintain a certain distance from the protected person
- An order not to call (work or home), e-mail, text message, or otherwise contact a person
- A ?good will? order preventing a parent from damaging a child?s relationship with the other
- A civil harassment order can order a neighbor, roommate, or co-worker to stop harassment
Has a Restraining Order Been Issued Against You?
If a restraining order has been filed against you, it is important to consult with an attorney immediately in order to protect your relationship with your child and assess the potential impact on your civil or criminal record. Depending on the type of restraining order, it may be entered on the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS) and allow statewide or national access.
The Pitfalls of Do-It-Yourself Restraining Orders
There are dangerous pitfalls to a do-it-yourself restraining order. If you need, or your child needs, protection from domestic violence, you cannot afford to make a mistake. You need to ask the court for an emergency protective order or a temporary restraining order that offers the necessary protection for the appropriate length of time.
When it comes to restraining orders, you need two things above all else:
- A restraining order that the court will enforce
- The answers to your questions as quickly as possible
The experienced family law attorneys at Kaspar & Lugay, LLP, provide the expertise you need to get the answers you want in a timely fashion. If you require assistance with obtaining or challenging a restraining order, we will develop a solution that is tailored to your unique needs. Call 415-789-5881 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation.
Stalking Is a Form of Abuse, Call Us TodayThe mental image conjured by ?domestic violence? probably focus on physical attacks; upset lovers threatening each other with baseball bats, knives, or frying pans. Frequently, however, domestic abuse occurs without actual physical harm. One such form of abuse is stalking. California law defines a stalker as ?person who willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows or willfully and maliciously harasses another person and who makes a credible threat with the intent to place that person in reasonable fear for his or her safety, or the safety of his or her immediate family.? Harassment and abuse are serious issues to deal with, whether you are accused of harassment or are being harassed yourself. If you are being stalked or are accused of stalking, the Marin family law lawyers of Kaspar & Lugay, LLP are ready to assist you.
Call 415-789-5881 or contact us online to schedule a consultation to discuss the facts of your case.
Protecting Yourself, Your Family, Your ReputationRegardless of which side of the stalking equation you are on, you can get the help you need from our experienced North Bay family lawyers. Regardless of your relationship with your stalker, a family law attorney like those at Kaspar & Lugay, LLP, is well-versed in these types of cases and the best ways to protect you and your family. On the flip side, if you are accused of stalking someone, we can help you minimize exposure to legal consequences, and move forward in a more positive direction. These kinds of cases can have broad and unexpected consequences, including difficulties with employment in the future. If you are the one who has been stalked, we can help you protect yourself. How? We can help you by obtaining a restraining order designed to put a stop to the stalking by:
- Your husband, wife or registered domestic partner
- Your ex-spouse or estranged husband or wife
- Your former dating partner
- Your cohabiting partner
- The other parent of your child
- A close relative who has been stalking you
Kaspar & Lugay, LLP: Family Law Firm Serving the North Bay and Santa BarbaraOur California divorce law firm has the skill and experience to make a difference in your case. For more information regarding your rights and harassment, abuse, or unfounded accusations of harassment and abuse, get in touch with us online or call 415-789-5881 today.
Verbal and Emotional Abuse Lawyers
Emotional and verbal abuse can result in a lifetime of consequences for victims, including children. While the results of physical abuse are usually obvious, the effects of verbal and emotional abuse can be more difficult to establish.
As a result, California has enacted laws that provide protections for those at risk from this often overlooked form of domestic violence. At Kaspar & Lugay, LLP, our family law attorneys will help you get the domestic restraining order and other help you need to make the abuse stop.
Call 415-789-5881 or contact us online to schedule a consultation about your emotional abuse case.
Just as each family unit is unique, each domestic violence case and its facts are unique. When recommending a course of action that fits your case, our attorneys will consider the following:
- What is your relationship to your abuser?
- What are your long-term goals and short-term needs?
- What is the nature of the emotional or verbal abuse?
- Are your children observing your abuse?
- Is your child the victim of verbal abuse?
What Constitutes Verbal or Emotional Abuse?
Verbal or emotional abuse can take a variety of forms, so it is important that your petition to the court for a restraining order be worded carefully. It is common for verbal and emotional abuse to accompany physical violence and sexual abuse. Battered woman syndrome is an example of an extreme reaction to years of abuse. Children also suffer when observing a parent or sibling being abused.
Some elements of an emotionally or verbally abusive relationship include:
- You are manipulated into feeling guilty when you have done nothing wrong
- You are constantly or frequently anxious and afraid to upset your abuser
- Your abuser controls or restricts your contact with your friends and family
- Your abuser coerces you into performing humiliating tasks or sexual acts
- Your abuser calls you worthless, ugly, stupid, or in other ways makes you feel inferior
- Your abuser publicly humiliates you
Stop Verbal and Emotional Abuse With Our Help
The attorneys at Kaspar & Lugay, LLP, are experienced, effective family law professionals who know what key elements a judge will look for in a petition for an emergency protective order or temporary restraining order. If your family is involved in a cycle of abuse, it is extremely important that you take action to protect yourself and your children. Call 415-789-5881 or contact us online to schedule a consultation to discuss your case.