Domestic Violence Lawyer in Riverside
Protection from Abuse in the Home
California is a "no-fault divorce" state that requires nothing more to commence a divorce proceeding than a statement from one or both spouses that there are irreconcilable differences between them. Even so, there are other common causes that, although not required by law, result in divorce. One of the most common of all is domestic violence.
When one spouse is physically abusive of the other spouse or children in their home, a divorce may be the best means of protecting the family from an abusive spouse or parent. Speak with a Riverside divorce attorney from Diefer Law Group, PC if you are the victim of domestic violence and need help taking action for protection or for divorce.
You should take the following steps if you are being physically abused by your spouse and need legal protection:
- Obtain an emergency protective order from a law enforcement officer who arrives on the scene of domestic violence in your home
- Approach the family law court and file a petition for a temporary restraining order
- Upon received temporary order, request a court hearing to fight for a permanent restraining order
Retain a Riverside Family Law Attorney Right Away
Our firm can fight aggressively on your behalf to ensure that you are protected from further domestic violence. We are thoroughly familiar with the family law court in Riverside County and can guide you through the process of filing for a restraining order, as well as divorce. Set up a free initial case evaluation today to get started. The sooner you
contact a lawyer, the sooner you can obtain protection and stop further abuse of yourself and your family!