If you have been the victim of domestic violence or have been accused of committing acts of domestic violence by your partner, contact Brea Domestic Violence Lawyer John A. Balentat (714) 990-3255. Attorney Balent has been successfully representing clients in Domestic Violence cases since 1976.
Devoted primarily to the practice of Family Law for 37 years, Domestic Violence Lawyer John Balent has the experience necessary to help you either obtain a permanent restraining order against a violent partner or help you fight false allegations of domestic violence and abuse in both the Family Law and Criminal Law Courts. Mr. Balent provides a free initial consultation for all prospective clients.
Domestic Violence Representation in Brea
If you believe that you are in danger of imminent harm, don’t wait to contact our office. Call 911 immediately and contact Mr. Balent once you are in a safe and secure position. If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, cease all contact with the accuser immediately and call our offices as soon as possible so we can act quickly to help secure your reputation.
Once an allegation of Domestic Violence has been made, the victim may file a motion in the Family Law Court to obtain a Temporary Restraining Order, also referred to as a TRO. Temporary Restraining orders are almost always granted by the Family Law Court upon requests made under California Family Code Section 6320, which pertains to the abuse, sexual abuse, harassment, stalking, or threatening a spouse, former spouse, current or former partner, or child.
Under the terms of a Temporary Restraining Order, a Family Court Judge has the authority to issue orders that affect the alleged perpetrator, including orders to:
Refrain from making any contact with their current / former spouse or partner
Move out of the family residence
Allow visitation with the minor children with an approved supervisor
Suspend child visitation in its entirety
Disallow the alleged perpetrator from being in possession of any weapons.
After the Court issues a TRO, a hearing will be held upon notice to the individual against whom the Temporary Restraining Order was issued, so that the alleged perpetrator has the opportunity to defend themselves against accusations of Domestic Violence. At this time the Court will either dismiss the Temporary Restraining Order or issue a Permanent Restraining Order for a set time period.
Domestic Violence charges are extremely serious and can have long-lasting effects, including the loss of custody and parenting time. If you have been charged with committing an act of Domestic Violence, or if you are the victim of an act of Domestic Violence, it is imperative that you contact an attorney with the experience necessary to help you preserve and protect your rights.
Call Brea Domestic Violence Law Firm of John Balent
If you are in need of effective, aggressive, legal representation in a Domestic Violence matter, please contact Brea Domestic Violence Attorney John A. Balentat (714) 990-3255 to schedule a free initial consultation. Mr. Balent has extensive experience representing clients in Domestic Violence cases, and will fight vigorously on your behalf!