How To Escape Domestic Violence
Taking action against domestic violence is not easy. However, it is important to remember that the abusing party is at fault, not you.
Patrick M. Noe, Jr., Attorney at Law, provides you the support you need to escape domestic violence. We can analyze your situation and help you determine the best course of action for your immediate and long-term needs. Attorney Noe will work directly with you every step of the way.
We are always available when you call our office in suburban Buffalo. However, if you or a loved one is in danger, please call 911. You can also call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) to create a safety plan.
Getting The Facts About Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is not always physical. It is defined as any sort of abuse used to gain or maintain power and control over another. It can involve:
- Physical harm
- Sexual abuse
- Emotional or psychological abuse
- Financial abuse
Anyone could experience domestic violence, from spouses, to cohabitants or family members.
It is not easy to confront the people who commit domestic violence, but there are legal actions and consequences for their unacceptable behavior. The abusing party could face criminal charges and punishments, as well as civil actions to pay financial compensation.
At our firm, your safety is our first priority. We can guide you through any course of action you decide, including a divorce or securing protection through a restraining order.
Obtaining A Restraining Order
A restraining order can help protect you. Restraining orders require an abusing party to:
- Maintain a certain distance from the protected party
- Stop all forms of contact with the protected party
- Possibly attend counseling
- Reimburse the protected party for legal expenses
You can request a restraining order, or order for protection, with the family court in your county. If the abusing party has committed a crime, you may also request one through criminal court. This process and any correspondence about it is strictly confidential. If it is approved, the court will serve the restraining order on the abusing party, and it will then be enforced by New York police.
We Will Always Be By Your Side
It is important for you to remember that you are not alone, and there are ways to put an end to domestic violence.
We will keep you and your loved ones safe as we help you out of this difficult situation, no matter what. If you decide to pursue legal action, we will help you collect all of the necessary evidence and speak to the police. Your needs and your safety are important to us. We will do everything possible to give you the help you need.
Your Safety Comes First. Contact Us.
You are not alone. At Patrick M. Noe, Jr., Attorney at Law, we are ready to help you in any way we can. Contact us online or call 716-803-8741 today for a free and confidential phone consultation with a compassionate and understanding lawyer.