Our Firm is Equipped to Address Domestic Violence
While domestic violence is a criminal offense that can be prosecuted in criminal court, it often overlaps with family law and can have far-reaching consequences on one’s family legal matters. It is important that you consult with an experienced lawyer about how domestic violence can affect you and your children. Whether you are a victim of domestic violence and need protection, or you have been charged and want to protect your future, call Gillett Green.
Acts of domestic violence can include:
- Assault and/or battery
- Making threats
- Destroying personal property
- Harassing and stalking a person (in person or through text, email, etc.)
- Sexual assault
Helping Victims File Protective Orders (Restraining Orders)
If you are a victim of domestic violence, our law firm can help you seek a protective order to keep the abuser away from you and your family. We can guide you through the application process, help you prepare for court hearings, and advise you on how these matters can affect a divorce or custody case. Throughout the process, we’ll be by your side, protecting you from harm’s way.
How can protective orders help you? It can:
- Prohibit the abuser from contacting you
- Prohibit the abuser from coming near your home and place of work
Defense for the Accused
There can be two sides to every story, and it certainly applies to domestic violence cases. It is not uncommon for one party in a divorcing couple to use domestic violence to gain leverage in custody or divorce proceedings. We recognize the complexities of these issues and can defend you in family and criminal courts.