Domestic violence occurs in many homes across the country. It happens without correlation to wealth, ethnicity or religion. Sometimes it happens only once. Other times, it is an abusive relationship that is a dangerous situation for the abused spouse, a child, and other family members. Domestic violence can involve current or former spouses, children, boyfriends, girlfriends, or another person who is currently or previously lived with you in the home.
Domestic violence may be prosecuted as a criminal matter or relief can be requested in the Family Division of the Circuit Court. If you are being abused by a family or household member or you claim that an allegation alleging domestic violence is false and a Civil Protection Order is being sought, you can contact Timothy J. Nusser, P.A. for representation.
In civil court, an Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence can be issued. Issuance of an injunction does not necessarily require actual physical violence against you. A reasonable belief that you are about to become the victim of violence can be sufficient to take action. In other cases, you may be stalked by someone.
If you are fearful that you may be the victim of domestic violence, do not hesitate to contact the police. Many cases go unreported out of fear, psychological manipulation, or promises by the aggressor to stop the abuse. An order of protection against domestic violence can prohibit the aggressor from having any future contact with you, and require the immediate removal of the aggressor from your home without any warning to the abuser. The abuser may also be required to provide you with child support and alimony.
If you are accused of an act of domestic violence which you assert to be false, it is equally important that you take action, too. An order of protection can affect future employment opportunities, your ability to see your children, deny you your right to possess firearms, and/or require that you attend substance abuse counseling, psychological evaluations, and anger management counseling.
Timothy J. Nusser can explain all of your rights in detail and help you obtain the relief that is best for your individual situation. Our goal is to ensure that you are well-informed and adequately protected. Call us today to schedule a free consultation to learn more about the actions we can take to help ensure your safety and prevent further domestic abuse.
Disclaimer: The hiring of a domestic violence lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience.