Some people wrongly assume the term “domestic violence” only involves injury during family fights, and only between spouses — it’s for this reason that some people are victims of domestic violence without even realizing it. California law recognizes domestic violence as any willful, harmful touching or threat a person makes against a current or former spouse, cohabitant, fiancé, girlfriend or boyfriend, or parent of their child(ren). This definition of domestic violence obviously includes being injured, but it also encompasses any forceful action taken against you by a significant other, even if you aren’t injured in the process — for example, shoving, pulling hair or tearing clothes. Any of these actions taken against a significant other can be criminal in California, and if you have been a victim of such domestic violence, you are entitled to protection under the law.If you are ready to hire an attorney to represent you in court, contact our Orange County domestic violence lawyer at the Law Offices of Hollie A. Lemkin. We have a team of experienced legal professionals who are waiting to help you.
For anyone who approaches us with concerns about domestic violence, our first priority is always the safety of the victim, as well as the safety of any children involved in the union. The steps we take to help you with your case of domestic violence may include any/all of the following:
Ensuring immediate safety for your and the children (including finding a temporary safe space, if necessary)
Filing appropriate criminal charges with local prosecutors on your behalf
Seeking a restraining order from the courts forbidding the offender from getting close to you and/or the children
Filing for divorce (if applicable), or adjusting our strategy if a divorce is already in process
Exploring your options for civil litigation
Hollie Lemkin is the daughter, granddaughter, sister and aunt to lawyers. She knows that Family Law is about more than winning. It is about inflicting the least amount of collateral damage on your children and putting you family in the best possible position moving forward. A passionate trial lawyer, she will never back down from a fight.
She is exactly the attorney you want in your corner.