Domestic violence is a tragic reality in Ohio. Every day, men and women live in fear of being abused by someone they know, whether it is a spouse, significant other or another family member. No one should be afraid of being harmed. They also should not be scared that something will happen to their children. For this reason, as discussed a few weeks ago on the blog, it is important for those subjected to domestic violence to develop a safety plan and take the legal steps necessary to better protect themselves and their children.
If you are confronting domestic violence, then you should surround yourself with support. Family and friends can provide emotional support, and an experienced family law attorney can provide legal guidance. By working with an attorney, you can ensure that your rights are protected and, if seeking a protective order, that all the necessary documents are filed appropriately.
We at Andrew Russ Law are proud to stand beside domestic abuse victims to put a stop to the violence. When it comes to domestic violence, it is important to obtain the greatest protection possible under the circumstances. Also, it is important to understand how obtaining a protection order can affect the safety of children and divorce issues like child custody. Hopefully, with a strong ally on your side, you can reach an outcome that keeps you and your family safe, while preserving your rights in the event of a divorce.
It can be extremely difficult to confront an abusive individual, whether at home or via the legal system. But you don't have to go at it alone. You should consider seeking help from professionals who can assist you with your needs and who will fight to ensure you have the ability to live the healthy life you and your family deserves.