If you are the victim of domestic violence, you should talk to an experienced domestic violence lawyer right away. In the criminal justice system, the rights of the defendant are protected. The rights of the victim can be overlooked.
Attorney Mary Lou Alvarez has been practicing exclusively in family law for the last ten years, and she understands how to protect your rights. She can help you if you need a restraining order, and she can accompany you to hearings. She can appear at depositions to make sure that the proper procedures are being followed.
What is Domestic Violence?
You may not even realize you are the victim of domestic violence. Domestic violence doesn’t just include acts of physical violence. If you are being stalked, harassed or threatened by someone you have been in an intimate relationship with, you are able to protect yourself under the domestic violence laws.
At Mary Lou Alvarez, P.C. Family Law Firm, we understand that domestic violence is often tied to other family law issues. Victims of domestic violence often live with or have children with their abuser. We will help to protect you while helping you to solve your other domestic matters.
You and Your Children Have the Right to Live Without Fear
Many victims of domestic violence don’t act because they are afraid of retribution, or because they are not in a financial situation to leave the abuser. The abuse may have been building up over a period of time, so that you didn’t realize when it became a serious problem.
There are resources to help people in your situation. You have the right to be safe in your home, and your children have the right to live without fear.
Your health and safety are our top concern if you are a victim of domestic violence. If you are the victim of domestic violence, or think you may be, call Mary Lou Alvarez, P.C. Family Law Firm for a free consultation.