Domestic Violence

Los Angeles  County, Riverside County, and San Bernardino County Domestic Violence Lawyers. We Represent Either Party in Domestic Violence Matters.

We handle civil harassment issues of domestic violence and can help parties petition for or contest a restraining order. These orders are sought under a speedy process and whether you are the petitioner or respondent, you have important rights that need to be protected.

At Cristiano & Lillard, we can represent either party in a civil domestic violence case. If requested or necessary, we will make referrals to family counseling or anger management counseling. Contact either of our offices in Covina or Temecula to speak with an attorney.


​We Can Represent the Petitioner

The petitioner is the person asking the court for protection from the abuser. Our attorneys will:

  • Attend an emergency ex parte hearing with the client
  • Attend the hearing on the domestic violence temporary restraining order with the client
  • Represent the client at the good cause hearing for renewal of the order in three to five years, depending on the length of the original order

Our goal is to protect the petitioner and any children involved.

​We Can Represent the Respondent

The respondent is the party contesting the restraining order. We use our experience and skilled representation, and will:

  • Attend the hearing on the domestic violence temporary restraining order with the client
  • Refer any related criminal charges to an experienced criminal defense attorney
  • Represent the client at the good cause hearing for renewal of the order in three to five years, depending on the length of the original order

Our goal is to preserve the respondent’s interests and liberties through a denial of the petition or settlement of the matter.

Contact us for a free phone consultation with an attorney about spousal abuse and domestic abuse. We accept credit cards payment by Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover, and payment options are available.