Domestic & Family Violence
If a person has touched you, intending harm or intimidation and restraint to your body, you should report it to the police. Victims of domestic violence can get a temporary restraining order, and the courts can decide custody and child support issues, etc. There are also people wrongfully accused of such violence, and the lawyer’s job is to strip away the emotionalism of the issue, and get down to the facts.
Stalking, with the definition of continually following, calling, or harassing someone for the purpose of intimidation, is a crime, and it can be the basis of relief in a family violence case.
Cruel treatment is one of the 13 grounds for divorce in Georgia. It consists of intentional infliction of bodily or mental pain upon the plaintiff.
Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors by either one or both partners in an intimate relationship, such as through marriage, dating, cohabitation, friends, or family. Depending on the severity and duration of the violence, it may or may not be constituted as a crime. For those who are wrongfully accused, your defense attorney can fight false allegations. For those in dangerous situations, as a victim of the violence, your attorney can help you get a temporary restraining order issued by the courts. Custody and child support, possession of the family home, and alimony can be decided upon by the court system.