The domestic violence lawyers at Szaferman Lakind have decades of experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in these cases. Our attorneys are experienced in navigating the complexities of New Jersey’s Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, which is one of the nation’s most comprehensive acts that deal with domestic violence.
We help victims of violence obtain protection through restraining orders. We can assist with related issues such as temporary custody and parenting time, mental health evaluations, risk assessments, and financial issues such as alimony and child support.
Domestic Violence Statistics & Assistance
Domestic violence and abuse from a partner is a rampant problem in the US. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), on average, 20 people per minute are physically assaulted and abused by their partner. Roughly 1 in 4 women and 1 in and 1 in 7 men experience severe physical violence and abuse from a partner.
If you’re the victim of abuse from a partner, stalking, or intimidation, you have the right to safety and protection. We’ll provide you with a domestic abuse lawyer to walk you through the process of obtaining a restraining order, legal protection, and filing charges against the partner in question.
If you’ve experienced abuse from a partner, a domestic abuse lawyer of ours will come to your aid and provide you with the next steps to ensure your safety. They can assist you with finding a safe place to stay or live for the time being, as well as communicating with the police with establishing the parameters for a restraining order. They can even guide you through the process of obtaining reimbursement for medical bills that resulted from the abuse.
False Domestic Abuse Claims
There are also occasions when defendants are wrongly accused of domestic abuse. In such instances, it is imperative to secure effective legal representation. If you are subject to a restraining order, there can be secondary impacts related to custody and parenting time and financial matters.
A false domestic abuse accusation can be very damaging and defamatory. It can alter public perception, diminish opportunities, and result in a drop in your quality of life. It may also affect future opportunities or successes.
But when a false domestic abuse claim is made, you’ll want to seek the advice of an experienced litigator to help you along with fighting the claim and organizing evidence to properly dispute it. If necessary, you can file a lawsuit on the false accusation and the accuser to ensure justice is served and the proper culprit is held responsible.
Seek Out a Domestic Abuse Lawyer Today
If you’re the victim of domestic abuse, or you’ve been falsely accused of committing domestic abuse, we can help guide you through the process of ensuring protection and justice.
You can rely on the experience of your Szaferman Lakind domestic abuse attorney to ensure your rights are fully protected, your safety insured, and your family protected. Our domestic abuse lawyers can assist you in NJ and beyond. Contact us today.