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Escondido Domestic Violence Attorney

Representing Victims of Abuse in Complex Family Law Cases

Person resting their head on their arms.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, APLC, 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 23 years of legal experience, Board Certified Family Law Specialist with the California Board of Legal Specialization, Attorney Heidi Collier 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, APLC to advocate for you.

Reach out to us today for a completely confidential consultation with Ms. Collier; call (760) 993-3770 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 & 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 your 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, APLC, 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 also assist individuals without children who are in need of a restraining or protective order.

Reach Out for a Confidential Consultation

With Heidi D. Collier, APLC, 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.

For compassionate and personalized legal representation, contact us at (760) 993-3770 today.

Meet Our Attorney

FirstHand Experience to Help Navigate Your Case
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    Heidi D. Collier
    Attorney and Board Certified Family Law Specialist with the California Board of Legal Specialization Heidi Collier is a San Diego native. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree from the University of California San Diego in 1993 and earned her law degree from the University of San Diego in 1996. For over 23 years, Ms. Collier has dedicated her legal practice to the field of family law. She is committed to quality customer service and meeting her clients’ needs. She always adheres to the ...

What Sets Our Firm Apart?

  • Responsive

    During non-business hours, we have an answering service that relays all messages to Attorney Collier and her staff.

  • Prepared

    Our approach is different in that we focus on ensuring that our clients are fully prepared and leave our office with all of their questions answered.

  • Individualized

    Every case is different; we dedicate the time to tailor and personalize your case specifically to your goals.

  • Experience

    Our Attorney has nearly three decades of experience working towards your family's goals.

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