Seeking Protective Orders
Family violence or dating violence sometimes requires the family law advocate to seek a Protective Order on behalf of a client. If you are a victim of family violence or dating violence, you should call 911 and seek immediate protection from the person or persons causing or threatening to cause you physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault.
Where a history or pattern of family or dating violence exists and where such violence is likely to occur again in the future, a court will issue a Protective Order if one is sought. Frequently in family law cases, the threat of violence is real and a victim needs the physical and psychological protection provided by a Protective Order. If a Protective Order is needed, David Kazen can provide you the advice and counsel necessary to maximize your protection.
Defending Protective Orders
There are also cases where a person is falsely accused of committing family violence. In cases where the conservatorship of a child is decided, a finding of family violence against a party can severely restrict the conservatorship options available to that party. Unscrupulous individuals sometimes make allegations of family violence for the purpose of gaining an advantage in a conservatorship, child support or other civil matter. Because violence is a serious issue, our courts will (and should) be protective of persons threatened with violence. But when a false claim of family violence is made, defeating these unfair allegations requires staunch advocacy. David Kazen has represented several clients who have found themselves in this unfortunate position. If you have the need to defend yourself from a false claim of family violence, contact the Law Office of David A. Kazen to discuss your options.