The Sperling Law Firm Serving West Hollywood Residents
Restraining Orders Legal Assistance
Whether the domestic abuse was subtle or explosive, you deserve the safety and security that restraining orders can provide. A Domestic Violence Restraining Order (“DVRO”) is a civil court order, signed by a judge and compelling the alleged abuser to stay away from you, your home and work, and your children. Restraining Orders can protect you from abuse by forcing the other party to stop the verbal, physical or financial abuse, or face consequences that could include a jail term. If you have been a victim in abusive relationship, we can help.
Restraining Orders in Court
If you are defending yourself from a wrongfully filed Request for Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, do not take these claims lightly. Losing in Court could have devastating consequences on your child custody and visitation rights, and your ability to work, possess a firearm, and even rent an apartment or home. Having a skilled attorney by your side could protect you from facing a restraining order lasting up to five years.
You can count on The Sperling Law Firm attorneys to be your calm, comforting guide through the legal process when domestic violence interrupts your life.
In California, domestic violence has been committed when a current or former spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend, co-parent or cohabitant, or someone related to you through blood or marriage causes physical injury, initiates a sexual assault, instills fear of immediate danger, intimidates, stalks, threatens or harasses you in-person or by phone or email, and destroys personal property.
Get Professional Help
If one or more of these situations sound familiar, you and your child or children deserve the peace and safety that only a protective order can provide. The Sperling Legal Group team will carefully listen to your side of the story, and act swiftly and decisively on your behalf with a restraining order that ensures the safety of you and your other family members.
In addition to domestic violence, the California family courts offer restraining orders to those are victims of elder abuse (Elder Abuse Restraining Orders), harassment from a non-family member (Civil Harassment Restraining Orders), abuse or mistreatment from a coworker (Workplace Violence Restraining Orders), or misuse of firearms (Gun Violence Restraining Orders). Although each type of restraining order is unique, our firm has the skills to navigate this complex area of the law and prosecute or defend these types of restraining orders as well.
A Certified Family Law Specialist Attorney is Available at Our Firm
A California Family Law Specialist must take and pass a rigorous written examination in family law and can assist you with your restraining orders. The attorney must also demonstrate a high level of experience and integrity in family law. This highly competent expertise is provided to the residents of West Hollywood, California at a reasonable and low hourly rate.
The way you manage your divorce can have lasting consequences!
Like people’s lives, divorce can be simple or complex. We can handle both. Our experience includes the fair separation of community and separate property assets. We also carefully manage an appropriate division of liabilities. Our West Hollywood family law attorneys’ expertise includes the fair adjudication of spousal and child support monetary awards.
The Sperling Law Firm divorce attorneys will lay out a plan that will include action steps, a timetable, and cost. This will incorporate your unique goals for a reasonable and affordable fee.
The initial divorce process must be managed with wisdom, strategy, and fairness. If not handled properly your divorce can spin out of control and any knee-jerk actions or reactions can negatively affect custody orders.
Additionally, inappropriate or ill thought-out strategies can result in paying more than you can afford or receiving less than you need. Learn more about child custody.
California Community vs. Separate Property Rights
Our California family law experience includes the fair separation of community and separate property assets. The appropriate division of liabilities are also carefully managed.Our West Hollywood family law attorneys expertise includes the fair adjudication of spousal and child support monetary awards. Learn more about property rights.
LGBT Same Sex Divorce / Partnership and Parentage
If you are facing the end of a same sex relationship, our attorneys will help make sure that your interests are protected. Same sex relationships face the same issues as heterosexual relationships. Including the division of property, support, child custody and visitation.Our attorneys have experience handling same sex divorces, dissolution of domestic partnerships, and parentage actions. We can help you, too. Learn more about same sex partnerships.
Domestic Violence Restraining Order
Being threatened, or worse, physically assaulted is traumatic and long lasting. Your protection and possibly your children’s safety is priority. Our experience includes asserting and defending against domestic violence charges. Getting to the truth and taking decisive appropriate action is absolutely necessary. Learn more about domestic violence.
A PERSON WHO IS FOUND GUILTY OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Could lose custody of their children.
Get removed permanently from the family residence.
May not be able to collect spousal support.
Can be charged a tremendous amount in attorney fees.
Provide the following items to:
Reduce your fees, minimize stress, shorten the length of your case, and maximize your legal outcome!
Type a brief and truthful story.
Please indicate all the important and positive actions you have taken regarding your children including assets and debts.
State anything that the opposing party has done to negatively affect your children or the assets and debts.
Type out your story using a time-line basis. This step should be approximately two pages in length.
Complete your financial forms.
Fill-in your Income and Expense Declaration form if you are not married.
You must use both forms and also complete a Schedule of Assets and Debts form if you are married.
Prepare Your Documents.
Gather, copy, organize, and provide any document you can easily access that could support or substantiate the above three items.
Type out what you want.
Indicate what your preferred custody plan is.
State what you are seeking regarding income and division of assets and debts.
This step should also be approximately two pages in length.
“Our mission is to cost effectively negotiate, mediate, or, if necessary, litigate, a fair settlement.”
Thank you for your trust. -Mitchell Sperling, Esq.
We Welcome Your Calls. Keep in mind that unlike other establishments; our firm’s policy is not to over-charge for telephone calls, faxes or copies. In many instances, our firm will charge a flat fee for our services. Get started with quality legal representation by contacting us for a free consultation at (818) 205-9090.
Additionally, we can also come to your location for an initial interview. Our fees are reasonable and fair plus, financing is available and payments are accepted.
“Big firms, with even bigger bills” is no an exaggeration. Consider this quote from a bar association meeting in September of 2002 by Los Angeles Superior Court, then-presiding family law judge, Aviva Bobb. “By the time we see [divorce] cases in court, most people have spent all their community assets on the divorce itself.”
According to Presiding California Family Law Judge, Marjorie Steinberg in the Los Angeles Times Magazine from May 4, 2008 – If a couple can get a divorce for $100,000 in Los Angeles, Judge Steinberg considers that “pretty cheap.”