Domestic Violence

Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence

The top priority when domestic violence happens is to protect the victims.  Everyone has the right to feel secure in their own home, and if you are afraid to go home because of domestic violence, you need the services of a Family Law lawyer who has experience with this issue.  At the Law Offices of Torrence L. Howell, we understand the variables that can happen in a family situation, yet we believe that domestic violence is never the answer.  If you are living in fear of your safety, or you are a victim of domestic violence, you should contact the authorities to receive immediate protection.

Types of Domestic Violence

  • Physical abuse
  • Threats of violence
  • Harassment
  • Mental abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Child abuse
  • Spousal abuse
  • Other forms of abuse

Protective Orders

There are many things that can come under the heading of domestic violence, and I have worked aggressively for over 13 years to protect clients from these issues.  One of the first steps necessary to keep clients safe is to request a protective order.  A protective order can be issued after an initial hearing and the other party does not need to be in attendance at that hearing.  It is important to realize that you do not need to wait for a full hearing to receive protection.  You do not need to live in fear of further abuse while you wait for the process to move forward.  Protecting you and your children is my passion, and you should know that the law is on your side.

False Accusations of Domestic Violence

There are times when a divorce brings out the worst in people, and one spouse becomes a threat to the other.  I vigorously work to protect you from spousal abuse.  There are also divorce cases where a spouse is falsely accused of abuse in order for the accusing spouse to gain more sympathy during child custody or alimony negotiations.  If you have been falsely accused of domestic abuse, I am prepared to develop a case in your behalf.  Because of my strong background in Family Law, I understand not only the law, but the underhanded tactics some people use to try to get the court on their side.  I know how to develop a case that can help to protect your rights.

Whether you are a victim of domestic violence or you have been falsely accused of abuse, contact the Law Offices of Torrence L. Howell today for an initial consultation at no charge to you.