Seattle Family Law Attorneys
Domestic Violence Lawyers
Contrary to popular belief, domestic violence is not merely just one person abusing another in a domestic setting. Domestic violence encompasses a wide variety of abusive behaviors and can occur in any number of ways. At our Seattle Law Firm, our family attorneys can help you whether you have been accused of committing domestic violence or are a victim of domestic violence. As trained family lawyers, they will know exactly how to handle civil domestic violence cases and will work hard to resolve whatever situation you are facing.
Domestic Violence is physical, sexual, and/or psychological abuse to an individual perpetrated by a current or former spouse, partner or family member. It is important to note how general this definition is because there are many different acts and relationships that can be involved in domestic violence or domestic abuse. Domestic violence may entail emotional abuse, physical abuse, or sexual abuse between people who have at some point been in an intimate or family relationship. Husbands, wives, ex-husbands, ex-wives, partners, ex-partners, boyfriends, girlfriends, ex-boyfriends, ex-girlfriends, brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, children and people who have lived together, including aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, in-laws, and caregivers can all be involved in domestic violence.
The negative effects of domestic violence are endless. Domestic violence can severely impair a parent’s ability to nurture their children and provide necessary support because they are preoccupied with the violence that is occurring within the home. When children cannot depend on their parents it can seriously hinder their development and negatively affect the rest of their lives. When children are involved in domestic violence, their social skills, attitudes, and emotional states can be adversely impacted.
Aggressive Representation for Domestic Violence Victims
If you are suffering from domestic violence, the family law attorneys at our Seattle firm can help you. No person should have to endlessly suffer from domestic violence, and it is our goal to free you of an abusive environment and to protect your safety. All measures will be taken to prevent further occurrences of domestic abuse by issuing a restraining order or an order of protection. Both of these orders will serve as warnings to the perpetrator to cease all violent acts and will prevent them from coming within certain distances of the victim, protecting their safety. No matter what your circumstances are, you should speak with a Seattle Family Lawyer who will examine your case to determine what can be done to help you.
Defending Those Facing Domestic Violence Accusations
If someone has accused you of committing domestic violence in Seattle, the most likely response will be the issuance of a restraining order against you. Having a protective order against you could affect your job and your relationship with your children, and not in a good way. It will restrict where you can physically go in relation to the person who filed the restraining order, not to mention prohibiting you from doing many other things. If you are facing a domestic violence accusation, a Seattle family law attorney can help protect your rights and make sure you do not suffer from having an order of protection placed against you.
Contact a Seattle Family Lawyer if you are facing domestic violence-related issues!