How a Lawyer Helps Domestic Violence Victims
This is a scary time for you. Standing up to an abuser is terrifying. We understand that. The law exists to protect you. You have options. Sitting down with one of our Saratoga domestic violence lawyers is a good step in the right direction. Learn how a lawyer helps domestic violence victims.
First and foremost, we know that you are likely exiting a relationship which can be dangerous so we would like to show you resources you can utilize to help with yours and your children’s safety.
You can use resources such as Equinox in Albany, a Rape Crisis Center in Saratoga County, and an LGBT-based community hotline called In Our Own Voices. You may also go to your local Family Court to get temporary support or an order of protection.
A lawyer can guide you through the necessary steps you need to take in order to protect yourself from your abuser.
Here are a few resources you can use for help:
We want you to be well protected when you reach out to us to begin the process of leaving your abuser. We can also help with the divorce process if you were married as well as child custody matter if you had children with your abuser.
Of course with domestic violence victims, you are not going to have the same type of divorce, custody or child support experience as those who have decided to dissolve a relationship and wish to continue to nurture a relationship with both parents and the children. You are likely worried about the outcome of a custody battle but when you reach out to us, it is our main operative to work in your best interest to keep you and your child safe from your abuser. We want you to be able to forage a new future safe from harm away from the person who has caused you so much loss and damage.
There are likely a lot of things weighing heavily on your mind and we want you to know that we can help ease your stress about several of those concerns. The common worries we hear about from clients include:
It’s normal to worry about finances. If you can’t afford a lawyer, the judge can appoint you a lawyer if you qualify.
Seeing Your Abuser
There are ways to keep you protected during court hearings from your abuser. You can be escorted in and out so you don’t have to encounter your abuser unexpectedly.
Protecting Your Kids
If you have children with your abuser you may be worried about going through a custody battle. The court will look into the domestic violence in the home and if your children were victims of your abuser. Every case is different.
We make sure to fight this case like we’re fighting for family. Your story is important to us. You matter. We care about protecting you. Call our Saratoga Domestic Violence Lawyers today to learn how a lawyer helps domestic violence victims.
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