Sherman Oaks Domestic Violence Lawyers
Sherman Oaks, California Domestic Violence Attorney
Domestic violence affects everyone in different ways. The abused might try to hide the problem. The children are affected emotionally. The abuser could ultimately be put in jail and waive all rights to see his children. Spousal abuse is never justified. There is no excuse for domestic violence. If you are afraid of coming forward, a Sherman Oaks domestic violence attorney at the Law Offices of Robert S. Ackrich will work with you in a caring environment. We urge you to contact the appropriate authorities by calling 911 if you are in immediate danger.
If you would like to speak to an attorney about domestic violence as it relates to your divorce or other family law issue, call 818-528-5181 for a phone consultation with Sherman Oaks attorney Robert S. Ackrich. The attorneys can help you file a restraining order for your protection.
Domestic Violence Impacts Children
Children want to be loved and feel secure. When an abuser establishes fear in a hostile environment through physical, verbal, or mental abuse, children's sense of love and security is shattered. If a parent shows violent tendencies, they may waive their custodial and visitation rights. California courts look at what is in the best interest for the children. If you are being abused, this follows through to issues regarding your children. Violent tendencies generally get worse and do not improve over time. If you are involved in a divorce and concerned about the safety of your children, it is important to discuss any past or current domestic abuse with your attorney. This may be difficult to talk about, but it is necessary.
Sexual Abuse of Children
Once someone is accused of sexually abusing a child, whether the allegations are true or false, the stigma is hard to erase. False allegations of sexual abuse are becoming more and more common. An investigation into child sexual abuse may conclude with the children being removed from the home. Parents may be given monitored visitation. Both parents could lose the children. The best interest of the children is always the overriding factor. If you have been falsely accused of sexual abuse, the allegations are serious and require proper legal representation.
If your children have been sexually abused, you must report the abuse to the authorities. Not to do so may place you in legal jeopardy. Be aware that falsely accusing one of abuse is a crime.
Contact a California domestic and child abuse attorney at the Law Offices of Robert S. Ackrich at 818-528-5181.