Unfortunately, some of the clients that approach Bivek Brubaker & Prescott, LLC seeking support or guidance for divorce do so as a result of domestic violence. Domestic violence refers to any physical abuse, such as shoving, hitting, or sexual assault, as well as emotional and financial abuse.
The family law and divorce attorneys at the law firm of Bivek Brubaker & Prescott, LLC understand the emotional and physical toll that domestic violence can take on our clients. We serve as strong advocates for the victims of abuse, ensuring that they have the tools and resources they need to protect themselves and build a strong future.
Support and Guidance for Victims of Domestic Violence
While divorce is one of the steps that victims of domestic violence can and should take, there are other protective measures that the family law attorneys of Bivek Brubaker & Prescott, LLC can help you establish, including temporary restraining orders. A temporary restraining order (TRO), or a temporary protective order, is a court order that is signed by a judge which requires a person to stop harming or stalking you.
It is not necessary to have a domestic violence case pending in court to obtain a TRO for your own protection. A TRO will also protect your children and other family members from abuse.
Child Custody and Domestic Violence
If you are looking to end a violent relationship through divorce or legal separation, you will have a unique set of issues to consider–especially if you have children. In order to build a strong case for full custody and protect yourself and your kids, our divorce attorneys recommend the following strategies:
Keep good records. If you are still living with an abusive spouse or partner, it is important to document every instance of physical or emotional abuse that involves you or your children. This will help you create a stronger case to protect yourself and your kids.
Develop a plan to stay safe. Before you decide to leave, make sure that you have a plan for staying safe. Be sure to have cash or some form of money saved in a safe place, and avoid going anywhere that your abusive partner might expect you to go.
Get legal custody of your children as quickly as possible. It is important to go to court right away for an emergency protective order if you are forced to leave your home quickly with your children. Keep in mind that if you do not include custody as part of this order, you may be accused of kidnapping.
Get legal support. A temporary restraining order will not be enough to help you or you and your kids live a safe and happy life. It is important to enlist the legal help of a family law attorney you can trust.
Contact Our Atlanta Divorce Attorneys
If you are in an abusive relationship with a partner or spouse, contact the family law attorneys of Bivek Brubaker & Prescott, LLC as soon as possible to set up a consultation. Our legal team can help you find long-lasting protection and safety for both you and your children.