Domestic Violence Attorney in Raleigh NC
Divorce and family law cases are often presented with allegations involving domestic violence and abuse between spouses or partners. If present, issues surrounding domestic violence usually only continue to worsen over time as the frequency and severity of the episodes increase. Domestic violence not only presents serious safety threats to the abused, but to the children in the household as well. It can lead to feelings of worthlessness and inadequacy, only perpetuating the abuser's desire to control and manipulate the victim.
Under North Carolina Law, the legislature has enacted various procedural protections including Domestic Violence Protective Orders (DVPO) which require the batterer to have no contact with the victim. Additionally, a DVPO may require the batterer to leave the marital home and attend an abuser treatment program among other things. Similarly, the court may temporarily grant custody of any children residing in the marital home to the victim.
If you are the victim of domestic violence or have been accused of such, please call our firm at (919) 851-0001 to discuss your case with a family law attorney.