Family law attorneys handle more than just divorces.
Sadly, domestic violence cases also bring clients to the office of Phoenix family law attorneys. In an escalated abusive situation, the safety of the victim may require immediate police intervention in addition to an attorney’s assistance, so never delay in contacting the authorities.
However, a domestic violence attorney can also assist victims in the following ways:
finding a safe haven for the victim and family members
filing for an order of protection
initiating a legal separation or divorce
obtaining child custody
receiving child support.
Examples of actions that may constitute domestic violence include but are not limited to:
physical, sexual, emotional, or psychological abuse
assault with a deadly weapon
economic control and/or neglect
criminal property damage or trespass, and more.
Abusers often minimize or deny their violent actions, but domestic violence is a serious matter and can not only result in criminal charges but can also jeopardize child custody.
Recently, a Phoenix mom was charged with child abuse after allegedly using a taser –also known as a stun gun–on her teenage son when he wouldn’t get up for
If you or a loved one are victims of domestic violence, whether you are married to the abuser or not, Cohen Family Law can help protect you and get compensation to help you heal. We are committed to protecting you from further abuse and helping you transition to a new and happier life. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.
From our office in Phoenix, we serve clients throughout the Phoenix, Arizona area including Mesa, Glendale, Surprise, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Tempe.