Domestic violence is a complex area of the law where the advice and counsel of an experienced Virginia family law and divorce attorney will be important to you and your family. Whatever the situation, there is never an excuse for domestic violence or domestic abuse. If you are dealing with matters in this sensitive area of the law, please contact the family law attorneys at Maddox & Gerock, P.C. for experienced and compassionate legal guidance.
Domestic violence may consist of physical, sexual, psychological or emotional abuse. If not addressed immediately and properly, domestic violence can harm relationships and become increasingly destructive. In the most extreme cases, it can even become deadly.
Domestic violence may include:
- Assault and battery
- Burglary and criminal trespass
- Child neglect, child abuse or child sexual abuse
- Disorderly conduct
- Sexual assault and rape
- Spousal abuse
- Unlawful imprisonment
- Restraining order violations
- Stalking and harassment
Domestic violence hurts everyone. If you or your children have been victims of domestic violence, the lawyers at Maddox & Gerock, P.C. can help. It is also important to seek the timely advice and counsel of an experienced family law attorney if you have been wrongfully accused of abuse. A controlling spouse will often use the criminal law system or the child protective services complaint process to try to unfairly gain an upper hand in a divorce or custody case. We can often put a stop to this.
Please contact us today for assistance handling a domestic abuse situation. Whether you are in an abusive relationship or are facing false accusations, we can outline your options and help protect you and your children.