A Family Law Firm Helping Clients Navigate The Difficulties Of Domestic Violence
Has your peace been disturbed? Have you been physically or mentally abused? Have you been falsely accused of domestic violence? Our attorneys take domestic violence very seriously because we understand just how damaging it is for victims and their children. And while domestic violence has no place in any relationship, neither does the use of false allegations as a tool to gain an advantage in family law proceedings.
There are two sides to every story. With over 15 years of combined legal experience and in-depth knowledge of California family law, Engels-Janzen is ready to help you tell yours.
This Issue Is Personal To Us, Just As It Is Personal To You
As a victim of domestic violence himself, attorney Christopher Engels knows what it is like and understands the emotional weight a domestic violence issue carries. Christopher and the rest of our firm are here to help alleviate some of the stress that naturally occurs when dealing with any domestic violence matter.
Whether you are the accuser or the accused, allegations of domestic violence will loom large in your family law case and will have major implications for your children and each parent’s relationship with them. Domestic violence is a quasi-criminal action. It carries serious consequences and cannot be approached without serious dedication and knowledge. The attorneys at Engels-Janzen are ready to provide that dedication and knowledge to help protect you and your family.
Cases Move Quickly – You Can’t Afford To Wait
In many cases, domestic violence allegations will result in criminal charges against the alleged abuser. However, well before that happens, there will likely be court hearings to issue restraining orders (also known as protective orders). If you have been abused, our attorneys will act quickly to help you secure all available court protections for yourself and your children. We will also gather all available evidence (including police reports) to be used in your custody and other family law proceedings.
We also assist victims of false accusations. People accused of domestic violence are sometimes forced out of their homes and lose most or all access to their children. If you have been falsely accused, we will be by your side to help you contest allegations and mitigate some of the devastating consequences that an erroneous protection order can create.
Tell Us Your Side Of The Story In A Free Consultation
From our office in Costa Mesa, Engels-Janzen serves clients throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties. Whether you’ve been the victim of domestic violence or falsely accused of committing family violence, contact us to tell your story and learn about your legal options. You can reach out online or call 949-424-2114.