Domestic Violence Lawyer

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 Domestic Violence

Our Family & Criminal Law 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.

100+ Years Collective Experience

Our Criminal 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.

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