LOS ANGELES LAWYERS FOR VERBAL & EMOTIONAL ABUSE
STANDING UP FOR VICTIMS OF ALL TYPES OF ABUSE
You and your child deserve to be safe from emotional and verbal abuse. California law provides protections for those at risk from this oft-overlooked form of domestic violence.
At Stolar Law Group, our Beverly Hills domestic violence protection attorneys will help you get a restraining order and any other help you need to make the abuse stop.
When recommending a course of action, we will consider the following factors:
- What is your relationship to your abuser?
- What are your long-term goals and short-term needs?
- What is the nature of the emotional or verbal abuse?
- Are your children observing your abuse?
- Is your child the victim of verbal abuse?
DON’T TOLERATE VERBAL OR EMOTIONAL ABUSE. CALL US AT (818) 600-6534 FOR AN INITIAL CONSULTATION.
IS EMOTIONAL ABUSE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN CALIFORNIA?
Abuse does not have to be physical to be considered domestic violence. Both emotional abuse and verbal abuse are considered types of domestic violence in California.
CAN YOU GET A RESTRAINING ORDER FOR VERBAL AND EMOTIONAL ABUSE?
Yes, you can get a restraining order against the abusive partner. The same applies if your partner is emotionally or verbally abusing your child.
A restraining order can:
- Prevent the abuser from contacting you and your children, including at home, work, over the phone, or at your children’s school
- Order the abuser to pay temporary alimony and/or child support
- Order the abuser to stay away from and give you custody of any shared pets
- Order the abuser to vacate your shared home, even if their name is on the lease or mortgage
- And more
Our team at Stolar Law Group is committed to helping victims obtain these domestic violence protection orders against their abusers. Let us help you, too.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EMOTIONAL & VERBAL ABUSE?
Emotional and verbal abuse are often confused, in part because they are very similar and tend to go together.
For example, both emotional and verbal abuse can include:
- Controlling behavior, such as controlling where the victim goes, who they spend time with, and what they wear
- Acts very jealous for no reason, or possessive
- Isolating the victim from friends and family
- Cheating on the victim in order to hurt them
- Embarrassing or humiliating the victim
- Threatening or intimidating
- Shaming or guilt-tripping
- Giving the silent treatment
COMMON SIGNS OF VERBAL & EMOTIONAL ABUSE IN A RELATIONSHIP
Some elements of an emotionally or verbally abusive relationship include:
- You are manipulated into feeling guilty when you have done nothing wrong
- You are constantly or frequently anxious and afraid to upset your abuser
- Your abuser controls or restricts your contact with your friends and family
- Your abuser coerces you into performing humiliating tasks or sexual acts
- Your abuser calls you worthless, ugly, stupid, or in other ways makes you feel inferior
- Your abuser publicly humiliates you
If you have noticed any of these signs, it is very important that you reach out to an attorney for help. Keep in mind that emotional abuse, in particular, is one of the hardest forms of abuse to spot—especially when you are in the middle of it. An emotionally abusive partner often makes the victim feel like they are the problem, are misremembering an abusive event, or the like.
At the very least, it is recommended to reach out to a loved one for support. You can also contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline here. Then, for legal help, you can rely on our team of lawyers. We stand by to help whenever you need it.