Domestic violence is a serious and time-sensitive issue. Victims of domestic violence are often scared to tell others that they are being abused. This leads to an ongoing cycle of abuse, which is extremely unhealthy for the victim. If children are involved, they can also be affected.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) reported that family violence accounted for 11% of all reported and unreported violence between 1998 and 2002. The majority of these incidents occurred in or near the victim's home. The DOJ also reported that 73% of family violence victims were female. The perpetrator is almost always the victim's spouse or significant other.
If you are a victim of domestic violence, the attorneys at Claery & Hammond, LLP can help you immediately. We can assist with a request for a Restraining Order protecting you and your children. You should also immediately contact the police if you are in fear of your physical safety.
Contact Claery & Hammond, LLP today for your free consultation.