Make no mistake – a physical assault or threat of violence against one’s spouse, child, or lover is simply a crime by another name.
I have been handling domestic violence cases for many years. In order to be effective practicing this type of law, a lawyer must be sensitive to your situation. It also helps to be a good listener. You need a lawyer who will not only deal with your problem in the courtroom, but one who cares about you as a person.
If you are a victim of domestic violence, you have certain legal rights of which you should be aware. You may have heard of the Protection From Abuse Act. Although the protections available to you through this law may afford you great relief, there may be additional concerns for you to consider, such as support, child custody, and property related considerations. If you have been battered during the course of a relationship, then you may have a viable personal injury claim against your abuser. Whatever your circumstances may be, you should seek good legal advice.
In the event that you have been accused of perpetrating some form of verbal or physical abuse by someone with whom you have been in a relationship, then you certainly need to know your legal rights and should obtain legal counsel in order that you may defend yourself properly in connection with any charges which have been filed against you.