Domestic Abuse / Violence
A small percentage of marriages in the United States end due to domestic violence incidents. Though these incidents are rare, they are often traumatizing for those who experience them. Abuse of this kind can lead to serious injury or death, depending on the circumstances. The abuse may also not always be physical.
Emotionally belittling or threatening a person can have serious psychological effects, as well. Domestic violence can include any of the following:
- Physical injury
- Sexual abuse
- Emotional/psychological abuse
- Threats of violence
If an individual has found themselves a victim of violence in their marriage, it’s possible to request a restraining order. These orders are aimed at limiting the contact between instigator and victim. It protects the victim from having to endure further abuse by eliminating the opportunity for the person responsible to inflict further harm. Hiring a family law attorney familiar with domestic violence cases can assist the victim in getting the protection they need and starting a new life without their abuser.
Speak with a San Marcos Divorce Lawyer
If you or a loved one is involved in family law litigation or a divorce case with child support, custody, or visitation issues, and need legal representation, don’t hesitate to contact the Fischer & Van Thiel Family Law Firm of San Marcos at (760) 757-6854 today to get solid legal advice and a professional domestic violence abuse lawyer consultation.