Seattle Domestic Violence Lawyers
An Important Concern in Family Law
If you have been the victim of domestic violence, you can get the court’s help to protect yourself and your family from further abuse. One way to accomplish this is to file a restraining order. Our lawyers can help you through this process.
There is no excuse for domestic abuse; if you have experienced it, call Anderson, Fields & McIlwain, Inc., P.S., today. We can help you file a restraining order, represent you at hearings and, if necessary, enforce and litigate the order. Please call 206-905-4290 or toll-free 866-970-4558 for an appointment with our Seattle domestic violence attorneys.
How We Can Help Your Family
Domestic violence may occur between spouses, parents, children, siblings, boyfriends and girlfriends. It can be physical or emotional abuse, or the threat of physical violence. When domestic violence happens between spouses, it is called marital abuse.
Marital abuse can complicate the divorce process because if a restraining order is in place, the parties will not be allowed to contact each other directly. In such cases, it can be difficult to reach a settlement. If one spouse caused injury to the other, the judge may award the injured spouse compensatory maintenance or a greater share of the marital assets during property division.
There is no doubt that domestic violence is a real problem. However, people involved in highly contentious divorce or child custody cases occasionally make false accusations of abuse to attempt to “win” the case or to remove someone from the home. If you were falsely accused of domestic or marital abuse, we can defend you against the charges.
We can assist you in modifying or eradicating the effect of an old, outdated, or antiquated restraining order that prevents you from travel, obtaining employment, or other activities.