US Domestic Abuse Lawyers
Domestic abuse is a growing problem in our society. Domestic abuse is both a criminal matter and a factor that family law courts will consider in child custody matters. If you are faced with a domestic abuse accusation, it may result in a criminal conviction. It may also greatly affect a family court’s decision in a child custody matter. Whether you have been the victim of domestic abuse or have been accused of committing the act, a US family lawyer can help explain your options and determine your next steps.>
At Goldstein Law office, our mission is to ensure the best outcome possible for you and your children. We will guide you through your legal options and the processes of filing a petition for an Order for Protection, requesting custody of your child(ren), or filing a petition for divorce. We listen carefully to your concerns, promptly return your calls, minimize attorney fees, and process your case efficiently and effectively.
What is Domestic Abuse?
Domestic abuse refers to the fear or infliction of imminent physical harm or criminal sexual conduct committed by a family member or other individual with whom one has a significant relationship. A family member may include your spouse, ex-spouse, child, or the mother or father of your child. It may also include a blood relative, a relative living in your home, or a cohabitant.
Facing Domestic Abuse Charges
When you are faced with a domestic abuse accusation, it may result in a criminal prosecution, which may include prison time and fines. You may also be facing loss of custody of your child(ren) and the inability to live in your home. In most instances, an Order for Protection will restrict access to the person who has filed the petition. The violation of an Order for Protection is an additional criminal offense and may result in a sentence of 90 days in prison and a fine.
What happens if you are accused of domestic abuse? US domestic abuse attorneys can help you understand what domestic abuse charges mean and ensure that your rights are protected. Orders for Protection filed against you will only be temporary, and you will have the chance to tell your side of the story. With the help of an attorney, you may be able to have the order discontinued.
Have You Been a Victim of Domestic Abuse?
US domestic abuse attorneys can help victims of domestic abuse break away from the violence and start over. Taking the first step to escape from domestic abuse can be difficult, especially when this means you will be splitting up your family. However, in the long run, this could be the best thing that you ever do for your children. Let us help you through this difficult time. US family attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience in domestic abuse cases.