Domestic Violence

Abuse against a spouse or significant other is more than just a "she said, he said" situation. It can have a tremendous impact on your life now and for years to come.

  • If you are the victim of domestic violence, call us today to get the protection you need.
  • If you are facing domestic violence accusations, it is important to seek the advice of an experienced attorney who can help you limit the damage and ensure that your side of the story is heard.

At McCoy Fatula, we seek to find solutions to the unique situations facing our clients in Roseville, California, and surrounding areas. We are experienced family law attorneys who have seen how damaging domestic violence accusations can be to a person going through divorce or custody matters.

How Does A Domestic Violence Charge Affect Your Future?

You Can Lose Your Home

When the temporary restraining order is granted — and it almost always is — you may be barred from entering your marital home. This leaves you unable to see your children and leaves you at a disadvantage in your custody case, and may even result in you paying more in child support.

You Can Lose Your Firearms

The temporary restraining order immediately requires you to turn over or sell your firearms. This can greatly affect your livelihood and possibly your job.

You Can Lose Your Job

Many employment contracts include clauses that take effect immediately upon the issuance of a restraining order and can result in your suspension or termination. This has obvious and often drastic effects on your finances and can cause added stress.

You Can Be 'In the System'

If you get a permanent restraining order against you, your name will be recorded on the California Law Enforcement Telecommunication System (CLETS). This means this incident will continue to haunt you and you may even need to report your restraining order on forms, such as with future employers and home rentals, for years to come. Plus, if you ever violate the order, even just with a simple text message, the police can arrest you for violating the restraining order!

You Can Lose A Lot Of Money

As if your finances weren't already under enough stress due to your divorce, the cost of fighting domestic violence accusations can be upward of $5,000 to $10,000 in trial. However, the costs of not fighting it can be significantly more.

What Can You Do?

The best way to protect your rights, your finances and your reputation is to seek the advice of a knowledgeable family law attorney as soon as you are aware of the abuse allegations. We will work to prevent the temporary restraining order from being granted and make sure you are not taken advantage of by someone looking to get ahead in a divorce.

We're here to help you. Contact us online or call us today at 916-945-2780 for a consultation with our Roseville domestic violence lawyers.