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Domestic Violence

The Maggio Law Firm believes that domestic violence must be dealt with promptly and decisively to protect all affected family members. Contact us immediately so that we may assist you with your situation. Do not wait to get help.

Call us to schedule a free consultation regarding any of the following issues:

  • TROs (temporary restraining orders)
  • Physical abuse
  • Stalking
  • Unreasonable harassment
  • Verbal abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Coercion
  • Sexual abuse
  • Related child custody matters

It is extremely important for you to understand that domestic violence has a direct impact on child custody disputes. In fact, California Family Code, Section 3044 states that: “Upon a finding by the court that a party seeking custody of a child has perpetrated domestic violence against the other party seeking custody of the child or against the child or the child’s siblings within the previous five years, there is a rebuttable presumption that an award of sole or joint physical or legal custody of a child to a person who has perpetrated domestic violence is detrimental to the best interest of the child.”

In other words, if you are facing a divorce and have been accused of domestic violence, it is vitally important that you do everything possible to prevent a conviction if you wish to retain custody or visitation rights with your children.

The Maggio Law Firm represents men and women who have been victimized by or who have been accused of domestic violence in marriage, domestic partnerships, dating relationships and same-sex partnerships.

We direct victims and perpetrators alike to appropriate counseling resources and above all, help protect the legal rights and human rights of each of our clients. A strong, aggressive advocate is a crucial ally for individuals involved in domestic violence cases.

We are a firm of experienced and capable legal professionals decided and committed to providing exceptional legal representation by being accessible, personable, offering a clear and understandable legal road map to our client’s legal issues, and offering the highest value for our clients’ money. We strive to offer a personal approach in representing our clients and providing legal services that exceeds expectations.

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