Domestic violence is a terrifying experience. Whether you are accused of domestic violence or have been attacked and are a victim of domestic violence, you need to get a legal professional involved in your case. It is important that you seek professional legal assistance as you work through your case.
Most people think of domestic violence as physical abuse but domestic violence can also take other forms. For example, a spouse may be verbally abusive or emotionally abusive. Also, domestic violence can be primarily sexual. An attorney can help you to identify behaviors that are abusive or violent and pursue legal protection.
If you are the victim of a domestic violence attack, you have the ability to file a domestic violence restraining order in a New Jersey court. If this domestic violence restraining order is granted, then the order will create protections for you from the alleged abuser.
Some cases of domestic violence are serious and others may be based on false accusations. Sometimes, an angry spouse will accuse his or her ex of domestic violence, hoping that this will work to his or her advantage in a child custody or spousal support case. If you are falsely accused of domestic violence, we can help to right these wrongs.
In addition to criminal charges, domestic violence can jeopardize your ability to spend time with your kids and can ruin your reputation.
Don't hesitate to contact The Law Offices of O'Toole & Gunteski, LLC today if you want more information about how our divorce lawyers in Monmouth & Ocean County can help you!