Domestic Violence Victims Attorneys
If you are going through a divorce in the midst of a domestic violence situation, the lingering effects of the abuse—not to mention having to see your abuser in court—can further complicate the issues at hand. The very act of litigation can sometimes place you in a position to be further victimized by your spouse, former partner, or family member.
Whether you are the victim of a domestic violence incident or you have been accused of committing an act of domestic violence, our domestic violence attorneys are well-versed in the law in order to advise you of your options.
Recent changes in the Family Violence Protection Act have caused this firm to treat domestic violence situations differently than we have in the past. If your domestic violence situation involves a household member, you may obtain an order of protection pursuant to the Family Violence Protection Act.
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If the incident did not involve a household member, you must obtain a civil restraining order.
In either case, the court will prohibit contact between the perpetrator and the victim generally upon the request of the victim alone. A temporary order will be put in place for two to three weeks until the court sets a hearing where both sides will be heard. Based on the evidence presented at the hearing, the judge may or may not prohibit further contact. You will need to be prepared with witnesses, photographs or other evidence in order to prevail at court.
A word of warning: You should never attend restraining order hearings without an attorney. Even though you may not be at fault or may think you are not at fault, the consequences are severe if you lose. You should seek legal assistance and Cortez Family Law can assist you.
Contact Our Albuquerque Domestic Violence Victims Attorneys
At Cortez Family Law, we represent perpetrators who have been served an order of protection or restraining order, or victims who require an order of protection or restraining order to keep themselves and/or their children safe. Our Albuquerque family law attorneys will help you fill out the necessary paperwork, accompany you to court if that is what is needed to ensure your safety, and help you get through the process smoothly. Contact us to speak with an experienced attorney today.