What starts as a happy union of two people, filled with love and support, can sometimes descend into a nightmare when abuse is introduced into the relationship. Domestic violence can include forced sex, physical abuse, and emotional abuse, such as cruel words or threats.
The consequences for the victim are staggering — not only threatening their physical health, but their psychological health as well. That’s why if you are in an abusive relationship, take steps to protect yourself. Shapiro Law will be your strongest advocate. The laws defining domestic violence are very specific and carefully considered by the judges in each case. We know every detail of those laws, and will fight for your safety— starting with a protection order.
Protection orders are meant to keep you safe from your abuser. The police can arrest a person who violates a restraining order and charge them with a crime. Laws vary slightly by state, but restraining orders may also allow you to have sole custody of children, make an abuser move out of a shared home, and make an abuser pay your court and legal fees.
Common types of restraining orders include:
Protecting your rights — and your safety — are our top priorities
If you believe you are a victim of domestic abuse, contact the office of Shapiro Law to arrange for a consultation. We will work for your interests and ensure your legal rights are protected. For more information, give us a call today.