Valley Center Domestic Violence Lawyers
If you have been a victim of a violent relationship, you are not alone. A recent nationwide poll reported that 3 out of every 4 people surveyed knew a person who currently or formerly was a victim of domestic abuse. Children in families in which domestic violence occurs are more likely to be abused or neglected themselves and to continue this type of abusive behavior in the future.
Domestic Violence and Child Abuse
Domestic violence occurs when one member of a relationship attempts to control the other partner with intimidation and manipulation. Domestic violence can exist in any relationship, even between married couples. Domestic and family violence can take a range of forms, including:
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
The abused member of the relationship is often afraid to leave the abuser or scared by the prospect of the loss of income or family support. Children who are abused may not fully understand the situation or may be scared to talk to a trusted adult about the abuse.
A person involved in a violent relationship can file a temporary restraining order against his or her abuser, but then only has a limited amount of time before a judge rules on a final restraining order. If you are attempting to escape an abusive situation, it is important to have a dedicated team of attorneys on your side.
In addition, if you have been falsely accused of abuse, you need an experienced lawyer to help you work to retain custody of your children, remain in possession of your property, or other issues you may face.
To learn more about your options if you are involved in a situation of family violence, contact the Valley Center domestic abuse attorneys of Fischer & Van Thiel by calling 858-935-6211.