What is domestic violence?
Unfortunately, domestic violence is still a major problem in the United States. Though there are laws in place to protect victims, the issue still stands. Domestic violence is not limited to any ethnicity, age, sex, religion, or socioeconomic status. It does not discriminate; anyone can be a victim or an abuser. Domestic violence is not just physical abuse and does not always have physical signs. Domestic violence can be demeaning, controlling actions through coercion. It can include sexual, economic, and emotional abuse. Isolation, emotional persecution, terrorization, sexual exploitation, and other situations can be considered domestic violence. Though it can be more readily identified through physical signs, domestic violence goes far beyond physical abuse and can be equally harmful.
One can protect themselves immediately through an Order of Protection. If you need to protect yourself after an act of domestic violence, you can request an Order of Protection with the local family or criminal court or as an addition to a divorce case. The purpose of an Order of Protection is to keep the abuser at bay, ban said person from the home, force the party to adhere to the child custody and support arrangement, and/or force them to surrender firearms. If you need help, call the authorities immediately. Contact our firm soon after.
New York is aptly aggressive towards domestic violence. One of the downsides is how easy a person can exploit these laws for one’s own gain. Anyone can request administrative intervention. If you have been wrongly accused of domestic violence, contact our firm to fight for your future. A domestic violence charge can significantly affect your future. If you are accused of domestic violence in a divorce case, child custody, child support, and other matrimonial matters can be deeply impacted. It is important that you contact our firm to discuss this legal matter.
Contact a Suffolk County domestic violence attorney
The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. has over 25 years of experience helping clients through tough times. Our compassionate attorneys understand that your future is at stake and we will fight to protect your rights and guide you towards a brighter future. If you have been wrongly accused of domestic violence, it is critical that you retain the services of an effective law firm like ours. For a consultation, contact The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C.