Largo Domestic Violence Lawyer
Domestic violence is the number one cause of injury that leads women to hospitalization or doctor’s visits. One in three women has been the target of domestic abuse, and one in four men has been abused, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.Domestic violence consists of verbal abuse, physical abuse, throwing objects, withholding finances, false imprisonment, punishing a mother by not allowing her to see her children, and other controlling behaviors that empower the abuser while robbing something from the victim. If you are the victim of domestic violence, our Largo domestic violence lawyers are here for you to help you get back your life. Similarly, those who have been falsely accused of domestic violence need legal assistance as well. Contact the law offices of Cairns Law, P.A. to learn more about your options.
Breaking the Cycle of Abuse by Starting With an Injunction
As a victim of domestic violence, your number one priority is your personal safety and the safety of your children if you have any. Getting away from the abusive partner is the only way to accomplish this, but it is much more difficult to do than say. Abusive partners often have a personality disorder that allows them to turn on the charm one minute and lash out the next. Antisocial personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, and narcissistic personality disorder are common among domestic abusers, according to Psychology Today. These personality disorders allow them to be masters at the Cycle of Abuse, which consists of the Honeymoon Phase, Tension Building, and then an Explosion, which leads back into the Honeymoon Phase after a profuse apology. The only way to break this cycle is to leave the domestic abuser and get an injunction, which is akin to a restraining order. You must be able to show evidence of abuse and fear for your wellbeing or the wellbeing of your child in order for an injunction to be granted, and during this tumultuous time in your life, having an experienced, compassionate attorney at your side is an invaluable tool.
Helping Those Falsely Accused
Are you facing an injunction hearing? An injunction, if imposed, can have serious ramifications. It can stop you from seeing your children, kick you out of your home, and ruin your status within your community. Injunctions are sometimes imposed on hapless partners in order to get even, to win a custody battle, or for some other invalid reason to cause hardship on a spouse or partner who has done nothing illegal. An attorney can help you fight against a false accusation.
Call a Largo Domestic Violence Lawyer Today
Domestic violence is a serious crime that affects millions of people in the U.S. every year, and sends over one million women to the hospital. Men’s lives are ruined as well when they are the victims of domestic violence, and seeking help can be a mental battle. We are here for you in your time of need, whether you are the victim or the victim of a false accusation. Call Cairns Law, P.A. today at 727-683-1472.