Representing Victims Of Abuse In Complex Family Law Cases
If you or someone you care about is the victim of domestic violence, it is important that you reach out for help as soon as possible. Contact local law enforcement or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233.
At Heidi D. Collier, APC, we understand that seeking help can be incredibly difficult. When navigating the family law system – whether it’s divorce, child custody, or any related issue – domestic violence survivors need dedicated guidance and powerful legal representation. Our Escondido domestic violence attorney understands the challenges you are facing, and she can help.
With over 24 years of legal experience, Board-Certified Family Law Specialist with the California Board of Legal Specialization, Heidi D. Collier, CFLS has the resources, knowledge and legal skill to effectively represent you and your best interests. Our entire firm will work tirelessly in our efforts to obtain a positive resolution for you. Whether you need help obtaining a restraining order or are filing for divorce from an abusive spouse, trust Heidi D. Collier, APC, to advocate for you.
Reach out to us today for a completely confidential consultation with Ms. Collier; call 760-933-0503 or contact us online to get started. We serve San Diego County, including Rancho Bernardo, La Jolla, Poway and more.
How Domestic Violence Can Affect Your Divorce
California is a no-fault divorce state, meaning one does not need to prove that his/her spouse was “at fault” in regards to the divorce, accusations of domestic violence will likely have a number of effects on your divorce.
If one spouse or both spouses have been accused/convicted of domestic violence, it can result in the following:
- Loss of the convicted spouse’s right to spousal support
- Loss of child custody/visitation rights for the convicted spouse
- Impacts on how property is divided in the divorce
Working Quickly To Protect You And Your Children
According to the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, approximately 75% of female victims of domestic violence between the ages of 18 and 23 (the most affected group) had a minor child or children in their home. When your child is put at risk due to a violent situation, it is especially crucial that you act quickly and safely.
In the event that you need to leave a situation immediately, and you take your child with you, you will need to seek an emergency protective order (restraining order) right away. Failure to do so could result in you being charged with kidnapping.
At Heidi D. Collier, APC, we assist clients in obtaining all types of protective orders, including:
- Emergency protective orders
- Temporary restraining orders
- Permanent restraining orders
In every instance, we work quickly to protect both you and your child. In addition to helping victims with children, we assist individuals without children who are in need of a restraining or protective order.
Reach Out For A Confidential Consultation
With Heidi D. Collier, APC, you have a powerful and experienced Escondido domestic violence lawyer on your side. Ms. Collier can meet with you for a completely confidential consultation, during which time, she will learn more about your situation and discuss your legal rights and options. From there, she can help you devise a solid legal strategy aimed at achieving the best possible outcome for your case.