Domestic Violence Lawyer in Marietta
Defending Victims of Family Violence
A family may endure many different issues before, during, and after a divorce. When it comes to physical and emotional abuse, these troubles can have serious and lasting effects on each member of a family. If you or someone in your family is a victim of domestic violence, know that you are able to take action to keep your family safe. Even if you suspect a potential threat of violence, you should know all your legal options and take preventive action.
Our Marietta divorce attorneys can help with domestic violence issues, such as:
Taking Legal Action Against Violence & Abuse
Many actions your partner takes may constitute domestic violence, including:
- Hitting/shoving/injuring you
- Using weapons or objects against you
- Threatening to harm you or others
- Destroying/stealing your belongings
- Criticizing/name-calling/verbal put-downs
- Denying basic needs (food, clothing, housing, etc.)
Victims of domestic violence should ensure their immediate safety is not under threat. Family violence is a serious issue that courts and law enforcement do not take lightly. In a divorce, you may petition a court to take legal action in restraining an abusive spouse and restricting their contact with children.
If you are under imminent threat of violence, call 911.
Domestic violence charges may have serious effects on a parent's custody and visitation rights. Sometimes, one parent may falsely accuse the other parent of family violence in order to unfairly gain custody of children. If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, we may be able to help.
Secure Your Family's Safety with a Strong Defense
No parent wants to raise their children in a violent or hostile environment. When these situations occur, parents may not know where to turn. Whether you need help taking immediate legal action or making preparations for the future, consult with our Marietta divorce lawyers. With more than 15 years of legal experience in family law, Henrickson & Sereebutra is experienced with difficult family law issues. As former prosecutors, they have the skills necessary to help clients protect their rights. When looking after your family's best interests, place your trust in our firm.
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