Unfortunately, there are more people who experience domestic violence than you might know about. Sometimes, the people who go through these situations stay quiet because they fear what the abuser might do if they try to get help. One of the first things that you should do if you are a victim of domestic violence is to contact the proper authorities as well as an attorney who can represent you in court against the person who has committed the crime. Your attorney can help with filing protection orders and make the process of dealing with domestic violence a bit less stressful.
After experiencing issues with domestic violence, your attorney can help you obtain a protective order against the other party. This order is a document that is signed by a judge that orders the other person to stay away from you. The person is usually ordered not to have any contact through social media pages or emails as well. Although the order might be temporary until you go to court for a permanent solution, it can keep you safe until this happens.
Your attorney can prepare you for going to court. Sometimes, your attorney can provide representation without you being there. This means that you don’t have to face the person who committed the act of violence. You’ll be coached about what to say and how to act while in court if you choose to tell your side of what happened. Your attorney can go over questions that could be asked by the other person’s attorney or by the judge.
Stalking And Similar Issues
If you notice that the other party is stalking you or committing other acts that make you feel uncomfortable, then you can alert your attorney. Legal action can be pursued so that the respondent is prosecuted for the actions that are committed. In many cases, the person is arrested and charged with violating the protection order as long as one was filed and delivered.
Divorce And Issues With Children
If you have children with the other person, then your attorney can help establish a custody order or child support payments. Your attorney can also help with divorce proceedings. Some of the details that are often addressed during a divorce include alimony and the division of property. Your children can be protected throughout the divorce as well until there is a legal decision made about a custody or visitation arrangement.