Domestic Violence
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San Diego Domestic Violence Lawyers

Sarah T. Schaffer, CFLS, LL.M and her experienced San Diego family law attorneys at Schaffer Family Law Group, APC represent victims of domestic violence as well as those accused of committing domestic violence.

Are You the Victim of Domestic Violence?

Please contact an attorney at Schaffer Family Law Group, APC. immediately if a member of your household or someone you have a dating relationship with has physically harmed you or is threatened to cause you physical harm. We can immediately petition the court for a restraining order that will remove that person from the home and prevent him or her from coming near you, calling you, contacting you, or coming anywhere near you wherever you might be.

Have You Been Accused of Domestic Violence?

If you have been arrested for domestic violence in San Diego or the San Diego area, we can represent you in the restraining order hearing in family court. It is imperative to be represented by an attorney at this hearing to protect your constitutional rights.

Once a restraining order is taken out against you, you cannot go home — not even to retrieve your clothes or other personal belongings. It gets worse. Rest assured, you will not be treated equally in any upcoming divorce and child custody issues.

Review California’s domestic violence court website to ‘Make a Plan’ to protect yourself.

San Diego Domestic Violence LawyersLifelong consequences – If convicted of a domestic violence charge, there are lasting consequences: jail time, stiff fees and penalties, loss of your job, career or professional license, a criminal record that will keep you from getting any good jobs in the future. You will not be able to own or carry a firearm, enlist in the military, obtain many student loans, or enroll in some graduate school programs. If you are required to carry a gun for your career: law enforcement, military, private security you can say goodbye – the laws make no exceptions! Lawyers, Doctors, CPA’s Contractors, Realtors, Hairdressers and other professionals can and often do lose their professional licenses. You need a lawyer to prevent being convicted of Domestic Violence at all costs.

Call Schaffer Family Law Group at (858) 509-7907 to schedule a strategy session today.

“Without Sarah Schaffer and her amazing team, my son and I would not be where we are today. Sarah has always treated us with the utmost professionalism and respect as clients. Her concern and pursuit of our safety, well being and future success has helped me to feel confident about the outcomes and has given me more freedom to be able to focus on my tasks at hand, my job and most importantly, being a mother. I cannot thank the Schaffer Team enough for everything they have done. We are so blessed to have Sarah in our corner!”

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Certified Family Law Specialist CFLS Sarah Schaffer and Leslie Ryland have been certified by the State Bar of California as “Certified Family Law Specialists,” a distinction earned by family law attorneys who have “gone beyond the standard licensing requirements.” Every attorney at Schaffer Family Law Group has either earned their CFLS Certification, or is actively working towards that professional goal as a requirement of the firm and our commitment to providing our clients the most skilled and proficient attorneys in San Diego County.

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