Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Lawyer in Long Beach, Los Angeles & Orange County

Domestic violence is an unfortunate reality that may arise during the course of a family law dispute. It’s defined as abuse perpetrated against a spouse or former spouse, partner, ex, or child. Abuse is intentionally or recklessly causing physical bodily harm via injury or sexual assault.

In California, as a victim of actual or threatened domestic violence, you may file for a restraining order to protect you and your loved ones. In cases of domestic violence or threat of violence, it is extremely important to get help as soon as possible to protect yourself and your loved ones. Please don’t hesitate to contact us and explore your options.

Our Domestic Violence Lawyers Protect You & Loved Ones

Domestic violence can affect anyone at any time. Abuse victims can be a family member, child, roommate, friend, sexual partner, spouse, and more. Some common domestic violence crimes include domestic battery, child abuse, child neglect and endangerment, elder abuse, corporal injury to a spouse, and revenge porn. We understand how difficult and emotional these situations can be, and we want to help as best we can to protect you and your loved ones. Our experienced team of family law attorneys is able to secure protective court orders for victims of domestic violence or those experiencing threats of domestic violence so that they may safeguard themselves and their loved ones. At Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich, LLP, we take domestic violence allegations very seriously and will protect you and your family to the fullest extent of the law. Our attorneys also work to protect clients against false allegations of domestic violence. These accusations can irreversibly damage and alter one’s life and reputation, including loss of a job, child custody, and visitation rights. If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, it’s critical to find defense representation immediately. Our team of skilled attorneys will build your defense and prevent you from suffering unfair and damaging legal action.

Marsy’s Law

Marsy’s Law expands the legal rights of victims in domestic violence cases. Just as the accused have Miranda rights, victims have special protections under Marsy’s Law. At GFT, LLP, we proudly serve clients who choose to have private legal counsel during the criminal prosecution of the alleged perpetrator for victims of serious violent felonies, sexual assault, or domestic violence. In these sensitive cases, clients need an attorney who will protect their rights and interests throughout the legal process. GFT, LLP employs several attorneys who have specific legal experience with Marsy’s Law in the criminal justice system and protecting victims rights under the guidelines of it.

Domestic Violence Lawyer in Long Beach, Los Angeles & Orange County

Domestic violence is an unfortunate reality that may arise during the course of a family law dispute. It’s defined as abuse perpetrated against a spouse or former spouse, partner, ex, or child. Abuse is intentionally or recklessly causing physical bodily harm via injury or sexual assault. In California, as a victim of actual or threatened domestic violence, you may file for a restraining order to protect you and your loved ones. In cases of domestic violence or threat of violence, it is extremely important to get help as soon as possible to protect yourself and your loved ones. Please don’t hesitate to contact us and explore your options.

Our Domestic Violence Lawyers Protect You & Loved Ones

Domestic violence can affect anyone at any time. Abuse victims can be a family member, child, roommate, friend, sexual partner, spouse, and more. Some common domestic violence crimes include domestic battery, child abuse, child neglect and endangerment, elder abuse, corporal injury to a spouse, and revenge porn. We understand how difficult and emotional these situations can be, and we want to help as best we can to protect you and your loved ones. Our experienced team of family law attorneys is able to secure protective court orders for victims of domestic violence or those experiencing threats of domestic violence so that they may safeguard themselves and their loved ones. At Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich, LLP, we take domestic violence allegations very seriously and will protect you and your family to the fullest extent of the law. Our attorneys also work to protect clients against false allegations of domestic violence. These accusations can irreversibly damage and alter one’s life and reputation, including loss of a job, child custody, and visitation rights. If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, it’s critical to find defense representation immediately. Our team of skilled attorneys will build your defense and prevent you from suffering unfair and damaging legal action.

Marsy’s Law

Marsy’s Law expands the legal rights of victims in domestic violence cases. Just as the accused have Miranda rights, victims have special protections under Marsy’s Law. At GFT, LLP, we proudly serve clients who choose to have private legal counsel during the criminal prosecution of the alleged perpetrator for victims of serious violent felonies, sexual assault, or domestic violence. In these sensitive cases, clients need an attorney who will protect their rights and interests throughout the legal process. GFT, LLP employs several attorneys who have specific legal experience with Marsy’s Law in the criminal justice system and protecting victims rights under the guidelines of it.

FAQs About Felony Charges

What is domestic violence?

In the state of California, domestic violence is described as abuse committed against an intimate partner. Abuse occurs when someone uses physical force against an intimate partner.

What are common domestic violence crimes?

Domestic violence abusers are often charged with domestic battery, child abuse, child endangerment, child neglect, elder abuse, corporal injury to a spouse or inhabitant, revenge porn and more.

What are the consequences of domestic violence?

A domestic violence conviction can result in probation and/or jail time. Most California counties impose a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 days in jail.

How do I protect myself from domestic violence?

If you are the victim of domestic violence, GFT, LLP can protect you. Give us a call any time to discuss your rights and visit our Resources page for more information.

Our Family Law & Divorce Attorneys

When you’re going through a tough time, you need a full team on your side. Our five-attorney firm has all of the resources to attend to our clients’ needs.

John J. Gilligan, CFLS

John J. Gilligan, CFLS

John J. Gilligan, CFLS has practiced family law for 39 years and handled over 7500 family law matters. He sits on the Family Law Executive Committee for the Los Angeles County Bar and donates several hours of his time each month to the court system as a mediator and Judge Pro Tem.

 

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Janine M. Frisco

Janine M. Frisco

Ms. Frisco’s first preference is always to mediate spousal, financial and custody issues, she is also a staunch advocate for her client’s and a relentless opponent in a court of law. Ms. Frisco regularly litigates complex trials, acts as a mediator for both parties, and collaborates when the parties pursue collaboration.

 

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Kristin Trutanich

Kristin Trutanich

Kristin Trutanich is a trial attorney with over 13 years of litigation experience. Prior to joining Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich, Ms. Trutanich was a Deputy District Attorney with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. As a Deputy District Attorney, she tried over 70 jury trials involving domestic violence etc.

 

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Michael Sarris

Michael Sarris

Michael Sarris specializes in California family law with extensive experience in the areas of child support, child custody and visitation, spousal support and community property division. Mr. Sarris founded the Law Offices of Michael Sarris.

 

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Wendy K. Tse

Wendy K. Tse

Family law attorney, Wendy K. Tse, has practiced family law exclusively since 1998. Ms.Tse specializes in and has extensive experience with matters pertaining to California divorce, contested custody disputes, child support, spousal support etc.

 

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Our Family Law & Divorce Attorneys

When you’re going through a tough time, you need a full team on your side. Our five-attorney firm has all of the resources to attend to our clients’ needs.

John J. Gilligan, CFLS

John J. Gilligan, CFLS

John J. Gilligan, CFLS has practiced family law for 39 years and handled over 7500 family law matters. He sits on the Family Law Executive Committee for the Los Angeles County Bar and donates several hours of his time each month to the court system as a mediator and Judge Pro Tem.

 

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Janine M. Frisco

Janine M. Frisco

Ms. Frisco’s first preference is always to mediate spousal, financial and custody issues, she is also a staunch advocate for her client’s and a relentless opponent in a court of law. Ms. Frisco regularly litigates complex trials, acts as a mediator for both parties, and collaborates when the parties pursue collaboration.

 

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Kristin Trutanich

Kristin Trutanich

Kristin Trutanich is a trial attorney with over 13 years of litigation experience. Prior to joining Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich, Ms. Trutanich was a Deputy District Attorney with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. As a Deputy District Attorney, she tried over 70 jury trials involving domestic violence etc.

 

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Michael Sarris

Michael Sarris

Michael Sarris specializes in California family law with extensive experience in the areas of child support, child custody and visitation, spousal support and community property division. Mr. Sarris founded the Law Offices of Michael Sarris.

 

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Wendy K. Tse

Wendy K. Tse

Family law attorney, Wendy K. Tse, has practiced family law exclusively since 1998. Ms.Tse specializes in and has extensive experience with matters pertaining to California divorce, contested custody disputes, child support, spousal support etc.

 

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100+ YEARS COLLECTIVE EXPERIENCE

Our Law Firm’s History

Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich, LLP, was co-founded by John J. Gilligan, who has been practicing family law in Long Beach since 1981. Janine M. Frisco is also a partner, as is Kristin Trutanich. Together, they are the area’s most comprehensive legal stronghold.

GFT has helped individuals and their families surmount their legal difficulties for the past several decades. We are proud to serve Southern California, and have the dedication and experience required to handle every type of issue.

The Team of Attorneys
You’ve Been Looking For

Our experienced team of professionals will guide you through life’s murkiest waters. At Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich, LLP, we have the resources needed to represent clients in all aspects of family and criminal law.

The Team of Attorneys You’ve Been Looking For

Our experienced team of professionals will guide you through life’s murkiest waters. At Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich, LLP, we have the resources needed to represent clients in all aspects of family and criminal law.

Office
Locations

We have two offices conveniently located in Long Beach & Palos Verdes. We represent clients in courts throughout Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside counties.

Long Beach Office

One World Trade Center, Suite #1740
Long Beach, CA 90831
Telephone: (562) 431-2000
FAX: (562) 431-2100

Palos Verdes Office

2516 Vía Tejon, Suite 309
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
Telephone: (310) 237-9001
FAX: (562) 431-2100