Domestic Violence Attorney
Acts of domestic violence and false accusations of domestic violence can occur in households of all socioeconomic groups.
The Law Offices of David M. Lederman is an experienced family law firm that effectively represents clients in domestic abuse cases.
If you or a family member is the victim of domestic violence, we can help you obtain protection through a restraining order. If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, we can represent you in the hearing with the aim of preventing an order from being entered against you.
In either situation, time is critical. The sooner we can start working, the easier it will be to achieve your goal.
For a short video featuring David M. Lederman from the California Lawyer Association discussing “Domestic Abuse and Restraining Orders” click here.
The first step in obtaining protection is to obtain a temporary or ex parte order. Shortly after this order, a hearing will be held regarding the issuance of a long-term restraining order. We can represent you at this hearing and present evidence in support of your petition for protection.
If you or another member of your household has suffered violence or threats of violence, you need to act. Failure to do so could lead to tragic consequences.
Defending Against a False Accusation
The imposition of a long-term restraining order may lead to the loss of your child custody or visitation rights. You may even have to leave your home.
Many people make the mistake of trying to represent themselves in hearings for long-term restraining orders. This is a serious mistake. Once a restraining order has been issued, getting it lifted can be difficult or impossible.
The Law Offices of David M. Lederman has successfully represented numerous people who have been falsely accused of domestic violence. We can represent you at the hearing with the goal of preventing a restraining order from ever being entered against you.