Domestic Violence 

in North Carolina

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence refers to a pattern of abusive behaviors, including physical, emotional, psychological, or financial abuse, that one person in an intimate relationship uses to control and exert power over their partner. It can occur in various types of relationships, such as between spouses or partners, family members, or cohabitants. Domestic violence is a serious and pervasive issue that can have severe and long-lasting effects on the victims.

Forms of domestic violence include:

  • physical violence (such as hitting or slapping)
  • emotional or psychological abuse (such as intimidation or control tactics)
  • sexual abuse, and financial abuse.

It is important to recognize the signs of domestic violence and seek help to ensure the safety and well-being of those affected.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, it’s crucial to reach out to local authorities, domestic violence hotlines, or support organizations for assistance and guidance.

Who Do We Represent in Domestic Violence Cases?

We represent both victims/survivors and the accused/defendant as everyone deserves represnetation in the court of law.

If our firm represents you in a family law matter, we would represent your domestic violence case and not be able to represent the defendant as that would be a conflict of interest. 

How Does Domestic Violence Intersect or Bleed Over Into Family Law?

Domestic violence intersects with family law when it becomes a factor in legal proceedings related to divorce, child custody, and spousal support. Allegations of domestic violence can significantly impact decisions regarding child custody arrangements, visitation rights, and the overall safety of family members. Courts may issue protective orders or restraining orders in family law cases involving domestic violence to ensure the well-being of victims. The legal system aims to address the complex dynamics of domestic violence within the context of family law, prioritizing the safety and best interests of those involved.

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