Whatever the causes may be, or economic pressure, work stress or just misunderstandings, conflicts between married couples can provoke both emotional and physical reactions. In an effort to intimidate or gain some advantage, charges of spousal abuse can sometimes be filed against the other without fully understanding the serious consequences of such charges. If you have been charged with spousal abuse you should speak to a legal professional who can explain your rights and advise you on the best approach to deal with your charges.
It is vital that you do not delay getting proper and aggressive legal representation if you are accused of spousal abuse. Your reputation and rights as a parent can be severely restricted if you do not act quickly. We can and will rapidly and aggressively take steps on your behalf to counter the charges. The legal actions that can be taken against you following such charges can prevent you from having access to your own home or even your children. The sooner we can take action the faster you will be able to resume your normal life.
Spousal abuse charges are often made with little or no investigation. When police are called to the scene of a domestic dispute they will usually arrest one or the other of the parties. Accusations by either party are questionable at best and the general rule is to separate the parties at least for the moment and one is arrested. Because spousal abuse charges are taken so seriously by the court system, even if your spouse decides to "drop the charges" your case will not be dismissed. The prosecutor is the only one who can decide whether or not to pursue your case. They will often continue without the spouse's cooperation. It is important to contact us immediately in order for us to protect your rights and take effective action quickly.
Are you a victim of spousal abuse?
In addition to helping those who have been accused of spousal abuse or domestic violence, we also represent those who are victims of spousal abuse. In our years in practice, we have seen the devastating effects of spousal abuse and how it causes the victim to live in fear of their attacker. Many victims of domestic violence are afraid of what their spouse will do to them if they leave, or what they might do to their children. As a victim of domestic violence, you have rights! However, in order to protect your rights, it's crucial that you protect yourself and your children legally.
There are specific steps that you can take that can protect you and your children, and protect your rights in a divorce. We don't recommend that anybody ever remain in an abusive situation, especially if there are children in the home or children being victimized as well. If you are being physically abused by your spouse, please don't be fooled into believing the abuse will stop or that you cannot leave your attacker. We are here to give you the strength you need to find freedom from spousal abuse, freedom from your dangerous marriage and the ability to start your life over again.