Domestic Violence And Criminal Law

Dealing with divorce, or the possibility of divorce, is tension-filled, and this tension often leads to violence or the threat of violence. Emotions can get the best of us when dealing with separation, infidelity, jealousy and strained finances.

Whether you have been a victim of violence, accused of committing an act of violence, or falsely accused of an act of violence, domestic violence and any accompanying criminal charges have a great impact on family law matters. Domestic abuse, assault and battery, and criminal sexual conduct charges are just a few of the criminal offenses that can have dire consequences in a divorce, child custody or post-judgment modification proceedings.

Assisting You In The Criminal Courts And Family Law Courts

At Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano, we believe the law firm that handles your family law matter should be the same law firm that handles your domestic violence or criminal law matter. We have a unique, talented team of attorneys who can handle both cases simultaneously, making sure, to the extent possible, that decisions in one case do not have an adverse impact on the other.

Most family law firms only have the ability to handle family law matters. They may help you with a divorce or child custody matter, but will refer that criminal law matter to another firm that specializes in criminal defense. Conversely, most criminal defense firms are not prepared to tackle family law matters. This can spell disaster for clients when the left hand does not know — or understand! — what the right hand is doing.

Criminal Law Experience You Can Rely On

At Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano, our ability to handle both family law and criminal cases, as well as restraining orders, enables us to keep an eye on all your legal matters at all times. We understand the impact that one case can have on the outcome of another. Our lawyers do everything possible to ensure the resolution of one case will not adversely impact another case. We work diligently to protect your interests and obtain the best possible outcome.

Call us now at 805-232-5808, or fill out our online contact form, to discuss how we can represent your interests in domestic violence and criminal law cases related to your family law matter. Our Ventura attorneys will make sure all aspects of your family's legal needs are covered.

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