We Provide Calm Legal Guidance In The Face Of Turbulent Family Matters
Domestic violence is an issue in many marriages and other relationships, although by no means all. The court in a divorce proceeding or in an independent proceeding may make an order protecting the victim of domestic violence from contact with or harassment by the perpetrator of the violence. The protection can extend to children or other persons sharing the residence of the protected person.
These orders also may include a residence exclusion (kick-out) order requiring the perpetrator to move out of the joint residence, an order prohibiting phone or personal contact by the perpetrator with the victim, and an order that the perpetrator stay a specified distance from the victim. Such an order is commonly referred to as a “CLETS” order.
A charge of domestic violence can have serious consequences to the person restrained by the CLETS order. A finding that a person has committed domestic violence affects that person’s right to have firearms in their possession or control, which may affect their ability to work in law enforcement. Furthermore, a finding of domestic violence will also be considered by the court in determining spousal support and in making child custody and visitation orders. However, a charge of domestic violence that is found not to be supported by the evidence may be the basis for an award of sanctions or for a change in custody of the children.
When you face issues of family violence, we provide calm legal guidance during this emotionally charged time. We provide help for clients in obtaining and defending against domestic violence restraining orders, although we do not represent clients in their criminal case on charges of domestic violence or related crimes. We will help you determine if you and your children are in danger and need to obtain a protective order. We will also help you protect your rights where it is alleged that you have committed domestic violence.
Contact our office at (650) 321-4460 to schedule a free phone or in person consultation.
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Di Maria & Cone
628 Cuesta Drive
Los Altos, CA 94024
Phone: (650) 321-4460
Fax: (650) 321-0632
Di Maria & Cone, located in Los Altos, represents clients throughout California, primarily on the San Francisco Peninsula and in Silicon Valley — in communities such as Atherton, Cupertino, Los Altos, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Jose, Sunnyvale, and Woodside.