Domestic Violence Protection Order

Are you a victim of Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, or other abusive behavior perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical, sexual, psychological violence, and emotional abuse.We understand that regardless of whether the abuse was verbal, emotional or physical, it is an attempt at control and manipulation.  Domestic Violence is an epidemic that can affect anyone regardless of age, economic status, sexual orientation, race, religion or nationality.  Its consequences are devastating and can last a lifetime.

That’s why at Heritage Family Law, we believe that swift action is needed to protect our clients who have become victims of domestic violence. Children, who are often the most vulnerable, need our decisive and aggressive advocacy and as a result, get our full and immediate attention. Our staff has had training in the causes, and cycle of violence and can help connect you to support groups and resources after we have made sure you are safe.

Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence?

On the other hand, we have also seen the damage that can be done through false accusations. Nothing is more upsetting than when a partner, accuses another of domestic violence, in order to gain control of children, take possession of property or to manipulate and control the divorce process. Once someone has been convicted of domestic violence, every part of their life is affected:  there are jobs that are no longer available to them, gun rights are lost, custody of children comes into question and jail time may even be required.  If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, you more than anyone need aggressive, strategic representation.  Call us today, before it’s too late.