There is far too much family violence today. ANY family violence is too much. Some police departments have taken a hard line and tell their officers that if there is a family violence call, someone is to go to jail.
If you are the victim of family violence, you need to protect yourself. Don't let violence happen to you. Call the National Domestic Violence hotline-- 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)--if need be. Then get an attorney who can understand your situation and take all necessary steps to protect you.
While most people have trouble understanding why a victim of family violence would stay with the perpetrator and even protect him or her, it is something that does happen frequently. Because of that, we recommend that victims of family violence get into and stay in a counseling program.
The first line of defense for family violence is usually a protective order. If there has been violence, a court is likely to issue a protective order that restricts, for example, how close the perpetrator can get to the victim. Don't be fooled, though. A protective order is just a piece of paper and cannot prevent someone who wants to from committing violence again.
If you are a victim, then let the Fort Worth family law attorneys at the Bob Leonard Law Group help you to do everything that you can to get the protection that you need.
There are, of course, some situations where a claim of violence is made but there has been no violence. Or perhaps the "victim" was really the one who started the fight and you were simply protecting yourself. Or maybe, the penalty just does not fit the crime. Some protective orders are simply without merit. We can help to defend against unfair protective orders and accusations of family violence. Remember, once a protective order is entered, it can affect such things as child custody and the division of property. Let us help you to defend yourself.