Mercer Island Domestic Violence Attorney
Domestic violence is a secret danger that many families face. Dealing with such an intimate, personal situation is challenging and complicated. Our Mercer Island domestic violence attorneys are here to help when you no longer feel safe in your home.
Victims of domestic violence or domestic abuse often don’t know how to resolve the problem and may struggle with determining if abuse has even occurred.
Everyone knows that it is not acceptable for a man to hit his wife. However, that is only one way that domestic violence impacts a home. What if the wife is the violent one? When does punishment for a child cross the line? What if it isn’t physical violence, but abusive and berating comments or controlling behavior that is being used? What if it isn’t like this all the time?
Many households struggle with domestic violence, and it can be difficult to know when to reach out for help. If you would like discrete, compassionate assistance with determining the best steps for your family, the Mercer Island, WA domestic violence attorneys at McGuire Law are dedicated to helping you determine if and when to take legal steps to stop the abuse. Language is not a barrier to getting help, as our attorneys are fluent in both English and Korean.
Call McGuire Law at (206) 580-4828 for a Free Consultation!
Defining Domestic Violence
Domestic assault and abuse encompass more than just child abuse or spousal abuse.
Domestic abuse occurs when a person commits any assault or battery against a current or former intimate partner or a family/household member. Therefore, you do not have to currently be living with or in a relationship with someone in order for domestic violence to occur.
Domestic violence can also include more than physical assault. Any type of physical violence or force, even emotional, verbal, or psychological abuse, can count as domestic violence. Controlling behavior, stalking, threatening, and provoking fear can also be covered by domestic violence laws.
If someone connected to your life is threatening you with violence, trying to control your behavior, or is performing violent actions against you or someone else in your household, reach out to us immediately. The dedicated Mercer Island domestic violence attorneys at McGuire Law aggressively protect you with swift legal action.
Legal Protection from Violence
From support with filing for divorce proceedings to helping you separate yourself from the abusive situation by filing for victim protective orders, your family’s safety is our top priority.
While Victim Protective Orders (VPO) can be issued to help keep the abuser physically distant from you, there are other legal consequences that can result from domestic violence. A legally punishable offense, the abuser can be subject to fines or even jail time, depending on the severity and frequency of their crimes, and the courts will consider any previous violent or legal history when determining an appropriate punishment.
At McGuire Law, our Mercer Island, WA domestic violence attorneys work hard to see that those who have harmed or are threatening you and your family is given the punishment they deserve, so you can live without fear.
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At McGuire Law, we are dedicated to protecting you and your family with effective, experienced legal support. When your household faces the threat or impact of domestic violence, you don’t have to face it alone. We help with all aspects of domestic violence support, from assisting with divorce to support with filing protective orders and even helping to ensure the perpetrator is given fair punishment. The Mercer Island domestic violence lawyers at McGuire Law are here to aggressively protect you.
Call McGuire Law today at (206) 580-4828 for your Free Consultation!