Domestic violence hurts.
It’s a dangerous behavior in a relationship that is used to overpower and control another person, usually a close family member. Regardless of your relationship to the offender, the attorneys at Reeve Augustine Alarakhia, PLLC are passionate in our defense of victims of domestic violence, particularly as these situations often coincide with divorce or child custody cases.
Texas courts define domestic violence as child abuse, physical harm, or a serious threat of physical harm by one member of a household or family to another. This family member can include people living in the same house, blood-related or not, as well as former spouses, married or non-married parents of the same child, foster parents, and foster children. Domestic violence plagues Texas families of every race, religion, education levels and socioeconomic backgrounds.
How can our Texas family lawyers help with domestic violence?
First, we can file a Protective Order where you reside in Denton County, Dallas County, Tarrant County or Collin County. The Protective Order from the court prevents the offender from further acts of domestic violence as well as harassment, threats, or even going near the daycare center, school or work of the protected person. Always keep your Protective Order with you, inform necessary people that you have the Order, and do not hesitate to call our office as well as the police if the Offender violates the Order.
Next, we want our clients who are victims of domestic violence to understand the various actions required for their safety during heated incidents in the home, as well as how to ensure their safety as they prepare to leave their violent situation for good. It’s important that you and your child or other family member have prearranged plans for money, a place to stay, and transportation.
In addition to calling our office in Coppell for assistance with your domestic violence situation, we invite you to search these agencies for additional information and assistance:
- Texas Department of Family and Protective Services https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/
- Texas Council on Family Violence https://www.tcfv.org/
- National Domestic Violence Hotline https://www.thehotline.org/
You are not alone, and you have the right to be safe.