Domestic Violence / Restraining Orders

Domestic Violence Attorney in Pasadena

Get Protection with a Restraining Order

Woman in pain

California law takes domestic violence and spousal abuse claims seriously. Restraining orders are critical to the safety of many. By obtaining such an order, a person can basically force that person to leave their residence and to "stay away" from their minor children.

Unfortunately, it has been found that people often make false allegations of domestic violence in order to gain exclusive use and possession of the family residence and/or to limit the other parent's access to their minor children. Such a misuse of the legal system has dire consequences. Mr. Baer has done extensive research and writing on this subject, which can be viewed in the Articles, Blog and Press/In The News sections of this site. In fact, he wrote an article entitled "Philosophy and the Law" after his friend's brother took his life after losing his business, home, family and dignity as a result of false allegations of domestic violence by his wife in a divorce proceeding.

Victims and those accused of committing domestic violence both have rights in such situations and an experienced family law lawyer can help to see that those rights are protected.

Mark B. Baer is a skilled family law attorney. He has been helping people throughout Pasadena and the greater Los Angeles area with domestic violence and other family law matters since 1991. He fights aggressively to see that his clients' interests and well-being are fully protected.

Representing Both Men and Women


Mr. Baer has worked with clients on both sides of the domestic violence issue. He knows the law and how it applies to both the accuser and the accused. He is committed to his clients and will pursue every legal option available to them.

When his client is a victim of domestic violence, Mr. Baer works to obtain a restraining order and ensure that it has all of the necessary provisions to protect the victim and any children or other family members. He also helps to set up any necessary child or spousal support arrangements while the restraining order is in effect.

If the client is accused of domestic violence, Mr. Baer will investigate the claims of the accuser and seek to disprove any false accusations. If a restraining order is issued in the case, Mr. Baer can help with regard to visitation schedules, custody rights and support issues.

Discuss Your Case with an Attorney or Mediator

Call today to discuss your case with Mr. Baer. He will take the time to listen to your concerns and help you understand the legal issues involved. He will let you know how he can help and what the next steps should be. Mr. Baer is available during regular business hours and by appointment.