Domestic violence is loosely defined as behavior in which one partner (married or not) physically harms or endangers the other. When a divorce is caused by a history of domestic violence, the process is even more stressful than usual – but also much more necessary. Abuse is a disease. It spreads between family members and friends, and harms far more people than the obvious victims. The Nelson Law Group has experience with these types of cases and knows how emotional they can be. We will help you achieve a more peaceful life, despite the difficult process you’re going through.
Domestic Violence: If you’ve been hurt
First off, find somewhere safe to stay. Bring the children, if you have any. Get some distance between yourself and your spouse. Then, call us at 813.350.7890. We’ll set up a confidential appointment with one of our lawyers, who will help you understand your options and the complications associated with domestic violence.
Domestic Violence: If you’ve been accused
You’ll be presented with an Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence. Follow all of its provisions, as not doing so will make it less likely that the court will drop it. You may also want to think about taking anger management or parenting courses. This can to prove to the court that you’re not what a piece of paper says you are. This doesn’t have to be the end of the world. Call us, and we’ll talk about your options.
Nobody deserves to be abused. While we can’t imagine what you’re going through, we understand the implications of domestic abuse – how it ruins the lives of both the victim and the perpetrator. This is especially tragic when children are involved, because the cycle of domestic abuse stems from children mimicking their parents. It can stop with you, and if you’re here, looking at this, it probably already has.
We’d like to help you make it through this difficult period. People have moved past divorce, and past domestic violence; they’ve gone on to live fulfilled, happy lives. You can be one of them. Call us up at 813.350.7890 or contact us here.