If you or someone that you know has been the victim of domestic violence or domestic battery, then there may be a need for legal protection in the form of an Order of Protection or other injunctive relief. Such protection may be necessary for you as an individual and possibly for your children, depending on the circumstances. Domestic violence and abuse comes in many forms and is not always obvious to an outside observer.
At DSWK, the family law attorneys are able to assist you in obtaining legal protection, but may also be able to offer insight as to how the issues of domestic violence and abuse impact a divorce, custody case, or other family law related matters. Domestic abuse results from deep-seeded psychological and mental health issues that extend far beyond the court room. At DSWK, we strive to guide and assist clients in connecting with mental health professionals to help address the very real and lasting effects of domestic violence and abuse. It is not uncommon for the victim of domestic violence and abuse to somehow feel that they are to blame or are somehow responsible for the actions of their spouse or other individual with whom they are in a relationship with. It is critical for individuals subject to domestic violence and abuse to have an experienced advocate to help navigate the intricacies of this process.