Going through a divorce or legal separation can be extremely stressful and significantly change your life. Telling your spouse that you want to split up can cause them to become abusive, or in some cases more abusive if they were already guilty of domestic violence. If you are in need of protection from an abusive spouse or ex-spouse, our team at Benzaken & Wood LLP can assist you.
Our experienced Brockton family law attorneys provide dedicated representation to clients seeking protection. Domestic violence in divorce cases often affects decisions made about alimony, child support, and child custody.
Domestic violence has many names, including spousal abuse or domestic abuse, but it is an act which is taken very seriously in the eyes of the law. Regardless of the exact way it occurs, it is important that you retain the services of a family law attorney and speak out about what you are going through. We may be able to help you file for a restraining order to keep the abusive individual in question from coming in contact with you and your kids.
Domestic violence can occur in the following ways:
Although it is most common for a spouse or romantic partner to be guilty of domestic violence, anyone with whom you live or are in contact with may commit acts of domestic violence. This may include a family member, roommate, ex-spouse, or ex-partner. There are so many different ways in which an abuser can inflict harm, which can have a very serious impact on you during your relationship. Get a free case evaluation today!
To discuss the details of your case with a Brockton domestic violence lawyer, please contact our office now at (508) 503-7444.