Domestic Violence Take Your Life Back

San Francisco Domestic Violence Lawyer

Representing & Fighting for Those Who Have Been Abused

Domestic violenceEvery year, millions of people are impacted by various forms of domestic abuse. If you are a victim of domestic violence, you are not alone. Fenchel Family Law PC can provide you with the compassionate and personalized legal counsel you deserve.

Our San Francisco domestic violence lawyers understand that taking the first step to reclaiming your life by separating yourself from your abuser can be frightening. We are here to hold your hand through every step of the process.

Contact our compassionate family law attorneys at (415) 650-1112 today to schedule your appointment.

What Is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence refers to intentionally or recklessly causing or attempting to cause bodily injury to another. It can also involve causing someone to fear immediate, serious bodily injury. However, the important distinction that sets domestic violence apart from other violent crimes is that the victim has some sort of relationship with the abuser, whether as a family member, loved one, or significant other.

Behaviors that can be classified as domestic violence include:

  • Assault
  • Molestation
  • Sexual assault
  • Rape
  • Stalking
  • Battery
  • Harassment
  • Destruction of personal property
  • Verbal abuse

Who Can Be a Victim of Domestic Violence?

In San Francisco, the Domestic Violence Prevention Act (DVPA) is designed to protect victims of domestic violence. This legislation allows individuals to obtain a restraining order against a perpetrator in a simplified and expedited manner.

The DVPA offers protection to:

  • A spouse or former spouse
  • A cohabitant or former cohabitant
  • A person in a dating or engagement relationship
  • A co-parent
  • A child of a parent
  • A blood relative

Domestic Violence and Alcohol

It’s a common misconception that alcohol or drug abuse causes domestic violence. However, that is simply not the case. Alcohol can fuel an already violent person, but it cannot the cause of the violence. If you’re being abused and your partner is blaming their behavior on alcohol, you still need protection and it’s important that you contact an attorney.

If you have suffered violence from one of these individuals, take the initial step toward your safety by getting in touch with our San Francisco domestic violence attorneys. Fenchel Family Law PC can help ensure you are granted the protection and peace of mind that you deserve.

How Long Do Domestic Violence Cases Last?

Domestic violence cases can linger for up to two years if you are in the middle of a domestic case. It is crucial to maintain your awareness with your attorney and remain focused on winning your case.

Don’t wait another moment to retake control over your life. Contact us at (415) 650-1112 now for help getting a restraining order against your abuser.

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  • “If there is someone who is stalking you and/or trampling over healthy boundaries, I encourage you to lift your chin up and to build your support team. The team at Fenchel Family Law PC has helped me ...”

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