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Ventura Domestic Violence Attorneys

We Can Help You Get a Restraining Order

Even after spending many years with another individual, it is not always apparent that they may turn violent at some point. Many individuals enter into marriage without realizing their spouse's violent tendencies.

When domestic violence becomes an issue in your marriage, it is absolutely essential to seek out legal protection immediately. Our Ventura domestic violence lawyers will stand by your side and fight for your safety and security. Contact us today.

Domestic violence should never be tolerated in any shape or form. In many cases, taking legal action such as attaining a restraining order may be the only way to protect yourself and your family from an abusive spouse. Negley Law, APC helps clients in Ventura and across Ventura County to get the protection they need.

What Is Domestic Violence?

Charges of domestic violence cover a wide number of offenses. A spouse does not have to physically harm you or a family member in order to qualify for a domestic violence charge. The serious threat of violence, harassment, or stalking is enough to warrant legal action.

An abusive act is considered domestic violence when the perpetrator is:

  • A current or former spouse
  • A current or former registered domestic partner
  • A current of former dating partner
  • Living with the victim or formally living with the victim in more than a roommate capacity
  • The other parent of your child or children
  • Closely related to you, such as your parent, sibling, child, grandparent, or in-law

It is also important to note that domestic violence can be more than physical abuse, such as punching, kicking, or hitting. While these intentional acts are grounds for domestic violence, a victim may also seek protection from a perpetrator who has threatened them or their children, has harassed or stalked a victim, has destroyed the victim’s personal property, has prevented the victim from coming and going, or has physically abused a family pet. In these cases, it is vital you seek protection as soon as possible.

Domestic Violence & Your Children

Domestic violence can be exceedingly troubling for children. Watching a parent get violent can have profound psychological effects on a child's life and well-being. In many cases, just witnessing domestic violence is enough to severely and irreparably traumatize a child. If your spouse has directed violent actions or threats against you or a family member, a legal step can and should be taken.

Get Protection Now. Call Our Firm!

No matter what the circumstances of your situation, it is important to understand that you can take legal steps to free yourself from a violent spouse. At Negley Law, APC, our attorneys specialize in all areas of divorce law, especially cases involving domestic violence. You should not have to suffer the indignities and hardships of a violent relationship. We will fight on your behalf to free you from the circle of domestic violence and help to ensure that this kind of violence never threatens you or your family ever again. Call our firm today so that we can step in and protect you and your family from harm.

You should not have to suffer through a violent marriage. Contact a Ventura domestic violence lawyer to stop this cycle of abuse.

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Nearly Four Decades of Advocating for Our Clients
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  • Michael Rutkowski is a Certified Family Law Specialist
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