How can an attorney help a victim of domestic violence?

How can an attorney help a victim of domestic violence?

| Nov 6, 2020 | Domestic Violence |

Unfortunately, many Las Vegas area residents are a victim of domestic violence. In fact, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will be the victim of domestic violence during their lifetime. There are many organizations dedicated to helping domestic violence victims, but an attorney can also be a good resource.

Get a protection order in place

An attorney understands the importance of keeping their client and their family safe. They can ensure this happens by getting a domestic violence protection order.  This will keep the abuser away from the victim and having any contact with them.

File lawsuits for divorce, custody and domestic violence

An attorney who specializes in family law can help their client file for divorce. This can also include securing spousal support and asset allocation.

A victim of domestic violence can have their lawyer file a civil lawsuit against their abuser. They may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, financial losses and pain and suffering caused by their abuser.

An attorney can also help their client get custody of their children and child support from the other parent.

Communicate with the abuser

An attorney can communicate and negotiate with their client’s abuser and their attorney. This can help a victim not have any more contact with their abuser.

Victims of domestic violence have many resources available to them. An attorney can be a very helpful resource in making sure their legal rights are protected during this traumatic time.