The Law Offices of Soheila Azizi & Associates, P.C.

Domestic Violence on the rise during Covid-19

With a lot of cities enforcing the “Stay at Home” mandates there is a lot more risk for victims to being trapped in a home with their abusers.

During this pandemic many people are loosing their jobs, financially struggling and being told to stay home all of this has caused an increase in Domestic Violence Abuse. It has also cause a concern that victims will not be able to access help due to Covid-19. Because they would be on constant surveillance from their abuser. Or shelters being closed, resources limited due to social distancing. Fear of going to a hospital because they can get Covid-19. Having children or elderly parents to care for and not being to do it financially would lead a victim to stay.

So what options do victims have? what resources are still available? If I am hurt can I go to the E.R.? Will I be at risk of getting Covid-19 if I do? What happens to my kids if they come with me?

All of these are valid concerns any victim will have during a time of uncertainty. So lets break things down.

All resources are still available: You can call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for the National Domestic Violence Hotline. You can also call L.A. County’s hotline at 1-800-978-3600.

Although shelters might be full, and due to social distancing they might be admitting less people you will not be turned away and you will get help.

If you are injured please call 911, or go to the E.R. a domestic violence representative can aid you in finding a safe place for you and assist you all via phone or video conferencing.

If have any questions about restraining orders we can help! At the Law Office of Soheila Azizi & Associates, P.C. we can walk you through all your options and help you get out. We have helps victims of crimes for over three decades and we stand ready and committed to representing you during this crisis. Contact us Today!

Customer Reviews

The Law Office Of Soheila Azizi & Associates, P.C.

Customer Reviews

Adrianne Fernandez 3/11/2021

Beyond impressed! I had been self represented through years of family law and child support court hearings and was so hesitant to hire an attorney out of fear and trusting that they would appropriately represent myself and child. After tons of research I contacted Ms. Azizi. I immediately was greeted by Lorenzo, the Office Administrator, who made me feel so welcomed and comfortable. He assisted in making communication seamless and effortless and walked me through each step of the process. Ms. Azizi heard my concerns and was extremely sensitive to the matter of FAMILY. The team did an amazing job with discovery and building a strong case that gave me confidence and I was successful in coming to an agreement with the other party, in what has yet to have been the easiest hearing of all, thanks to them. Ms. Azizi settled my case after years of stress and agony. I am grateful for finding the team and Ms. Azizi and definitely recommend them for any of your legal needs!

Linda P 6/19/2020

This law firm is the best! They have helped me so much with my Divorce and Criminal cases and I really wouldn't know what to do if I didn't have them to represent me. Lorenzo and Ro are awesome and are there to help at all times. My attorney was Mr.Edmondson and he has been amazing. This law firm is truly great and I will never go to any other one. Their responses are quick and will answer any questions you might have.

Diana H. 05/01/2021

Seven stars. I had planned to put up my reviews after my final judgment but after the first hearing, couldn't wait, and I would write this whatever the outcome of my difficult case. Soheila was simply amazing in her arguments and strategy before the judge. I felt so taken care of. I chose her for her near-30 years of experience as an attorney, the depth and strength I observed in one who had weathered hardship through her many accomplishments, her compassion, and her smarts. I can't imagine what other attorney would have Zoomed with me even in sickness to help prepare me for a legal session. And I later saw how keen she'd been in her advice. I've been deeply touched watching Soheila and her paralegal Lynda Walker fight for my child as if he were their own. They in particular have treated me with great humanity - day and night from what I experienced at my former attorney's. Lynda is a gem, on her toes, flexible, hard-working, committed to each client, humble, and sweet. She has slaved over my case, doing much of the writing, watchful of me on paper and in person, guiding me gently while encouraging me to use my voice. The staff, including the office administrator Lorenzo and Linda C, is caring, respectful, and conscientious. A band of angels.