Telling your spouse that you want a divorce can often bring about a significant amount of tension and even animosity. In some cases, you may already be divorcing your spouse because they are abusive towards you and you want to seek safety away from them. Domestic violence is typically thought to involve physical abuse against a spouse, but it can also involve other types of abuse, intimidation, and threats.
(Remember: If you fear you are in immediate danger from an abusive spouse or family member, please call 911 as soon as it is safe to do so. Never do anything that jeopardizes your health or that of your loved ones.)
Violence or abuse in close relationships is used for the purpose of submission, intimidation, or control. My firm takes this type of behavior very seriously, whether or not physical violence is involved. It is important to know that you are not alone and that we can provide you with emotional and legal support during this difficult time. Even if the person abusing you is your spouse or your partner, this does not mean that you do not have legal options.
If you are the victim of domestic abuse, you should not hesitate to speak with a Staten Island domestic violence attorney from my firm. I am here to help you navigate your options and pursue a restraining order if necessary. It is important that you keep all evidence of domestic violence, which I can use to establish a strong case on your behalf.
I have more than 14 years of experience and am available to my clients whenever I am needed. If you are in need of a caring and knowledgeable attorney to represent you, contact me now at (718) 557-9137 to make an appointment.