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Responding To Domestic Violence Issues

Domestic violence is a distressingly common reality in divorce and family disputes. The emotional strain of a divorce or unexpected life changes, as well as drug and alcohol abuse, are often contributing factors. A pattern of continuing abuse may lead you to pursue divorce as the only way out.

If you are a victim of domestic violence, it is important to know that legal protections are available. Specifically, you may be able to obtain a restraining order against the abuser either for past incidents of violence or for potential future harm. It is important to consult with a family law attorney as soon as possible to explore your legal options.

I am Andrew E. Stadler, an experienced California family law attorney based in Santa Rosa who provides compassionate and sensitive representation in domestic abuse cases. Call 707-573-0818 to talk with me in a free consultation about your legal rights and how I can help.

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It is terribly frightening to endure lasting abuse.

Fortunately, you are not alone. I will walk with you every step of the way toward securing a safe living situation and preventing further abuse.

The Ripple Effect Of Domestic Abuse

Domestic violence does not happen in a vacuum. Courts take into account any incidents of domestic violence — no matter how small or isolated — in determining many aspects of divorce and custody cases. Child custody and domestic violence are particularly intertwined.

If you are a victim of abuse, it may be important to modify the existing child custody arrangement to protect your children. I can assist you with navigating the modification process.

Falsely Accused Of Perpetrating Domestic Violence?

In heated divorce and custody situations, it is not uncommon for one party to make unfounded accusations of domestic violence against the other party. Some people do so in an attempt to gain the upper hand in underlying court proceedings.

Family courts take domestic violence allegations very seriously. If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence in a divorce, custody or other family law case, it is critical to get an attorney on your side. If you are facing that scenario, I will a be strong advocate on your behalf.

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