Orange County Family Law Firm - Hughes and Hughes

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence strikes families at all levels of American society. It is a crime that affects men as well as women, and unfortunately, children. Managing partner Lisa Hughes spent four years serving on the board of the Family Violence Project, a non-profit organization providing training and assistance in the recognition and response to all types of family violence. Hughes and her colleagues possess the personal understanding and professional knowledge that enables them to effectively represent clients on either side of the case.

Our areas of expertise fall into two distinct categories:

  • Survivors of domestic violence seeking orders of protection prosecution
  • Individuals accused of a domestic violence crime in need of fair representation

Whichever category you fall into, Hughes & Hughes has attorneys to help. Our staff understands the nuances of the domestic Domestic Violenceviolence legal system and will help your family confidently emerge from all legal proceedings with the protection you need and deserve. We will make available quickly and discreetly the resources you need to remain safe and protected, while advocating at all necessary levels to help ensure both justice and your peace of mind.

Partner Lisa Hughes discusses her own experience as a survivor of a violent childhood, as well as her work with organizations that shelter such children, with OC Parenting magazine here.

Domestic Violence Resources:

Human Options
Provides comprehensive services helping to break the cycle of domestic violence at each stage. Call (877) 854-3594 for a 24-hour bilingual hotline.

Interval House
Crisis shelters for victims of domestic violence. Call (714) 891-8121 for a 24-hour crisis and teen hotline.

Law Help California
Self help resources and court program locator regarding issues of domestic violence.

Women's Transitional Living Center
Provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, legal advocacy, and immigration services. Call (714) 992-1931 for a 24-hour bilingual hotline.

Latest News

 Bruce and Lisa Hughes worked with Senator Moorlach for the past year (July 2015-July 2016) on Senate Bill 1255. This bill was important to the citizens of the State of California and ultimately became California Family Code Section 70. This new provision resolved an issue raised by the Supreme Court on the Date of Separation between divorcing parties. The Date of Separationis vitally important as it determines when the marriage ended. This date is used to determine the legnth of marriage for Spousal Support purposes; it is used to calculate the community share of various financial instruments such as bonuses, stock options and retirement accounts. We were very pleased to have initiated this effort and monitored and revised the bill throughout its progress in cooperation with Senator's staff.

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