When relationships become physically, emotionally, or mentally abusive, it’s common for victims to feel isolated, alone, and scared. They may be threatened and intimidated into silence. These situations can continue for years or even decades, putting victims’ health, well-being, and even their lives at risk.
At the Law Office of André J. Ausseresses, APC, we believe that victims of domestic violence, assault, and disturbances should have access not just to the legal system, but also to various resources in their local communities that can help them through these difficult times. In many cases, domestic violence requires a multi-pronged solution, some of which require immediate intervention. It’s our goal to protect victims through the legal process, while also helping them get the assistance they need.
Whether You or Someone You Know Is a Victim, These Resources Can Help
Our Orange County family law attorneys always recommend that domestic violence victims get experienced legal representation on their side when they’re seeking protection from abusers. However, we know that the assistance we provide can’t always cover all bases or offer immediate solutions. Thankfully, there are many resources designed to do just that.
Getting help for yourself or a loved one experiencing domestic violence can be accomplished by utilizing any of the following resources:
National Domestic Violence Hotline
This hotline offers victims many ways to get help, including a standard telephone hotline, online chat, text messages, and an online database of information. On this website, you’ll find information for getting help, how abuse is defined, the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships, and further resources to assist you.
California Courts Domestic Violence
When you contact us, it’s our team’s job to handle all of the legal aspects related to your situation. But we also know that many of our clients are curious about laws related to domestic violence in California. This website includes a wealth of information about how domestic violence is defined in the Golden State, including what restraining orders can and can’t do, types of restraining orders, and how to get help for ongoing domestic violence.
California Partnership to End Domestic Violence
There are dozens of organizations located throughout California that are dedicated to assisting victims of domestic violence. Use the map or directory on this website to find a center near you that can provide you with the assistance you need. If you need direct assistance, you can also call the hotline or email the CPEDV for more information.
WomensLaw.org – California
For more information about specific domestic violence laws pertaining to California, this website serves as an excellent database. You’ll find information concerning California law vs federal law, custody issues, child support decisions, parental kidnapping, divorce, housing laws, workplace protections, and more. The website also includes an email hotline for requesting more information and details on crimes abusers may commit and be charged for.
Domestic Violence Shelters in California
Sometimes seeking help that may not be viable for months, weeks, or even days isn’t enough. If you need a safe refuge right now, this website can help you find it. It includes a list of all cities in California with domestic violence shelters, including many in and around the Orange County area. These shelters can be critical in times of danger for women in abusive relationships.
California Victim Compensation Board
California may pay compensation to victims of certain crimes, including domestic violence. This website includes both an application portal and general information on this program. Before applying for compensation, it’s important to get in touch with an experienced Orange County domestic violence lawyer. Our attorneys can review the facts of your case and help you move forward in a manner that’s best for you and your loved ones.
Tips for Talking to Your Doctor About Domestic Violence
Domestic violence can be extremely detrimental to your physical and mental health. It can result in a variety of problems, including those from physical abuse and rape, such as traumatic brain injuries and unwanted pregnancies. It’s important to tell your doctor about these issues, but doing so can be difficult. This article provides several important tips for having this difficult conversation with your doctor as well as information on why it’s important to get professional medical help as a victim.
Our Legal Team Is Ready to Put Their Experience to Work for You
If you’re a victim of domestic violence, you need assistance from a variety of sources. And at the Law Office of André J. Ausseresses, APC, we’re proud to offer our services as your Orange County domestic violence attorneys. Getting legal protection from an abusive partner can be difficult, but we know California’s laws inside and out. When you contact us, our goal will be to utilize the legal system to make you as safe as possible, as quickly as possible.
We’re always available for free initial domestic violence consultations, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us online or by calling. We know you’re going through a difficult time, and that’s why there’s no charge for your first visit and no obligations. First and foremost, we want to ensure that you get the help you need, and we’re here to put our years of experience to work for you.
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