A large percentage of men and women are affected by domestic violence each year in Nebraska and across the U.S. In fact, one in three women and one in four men will experience rape, physical violence, emotional trauma, and/or stalking by a romantic partner in their lifetime. Victims of domestic violence often feel trapped in their situations for reasons like concern over their children’s well-being and access to money. Although these domestic violence statistics are alarming, there are many wonderful organizations dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence. An attorney can also be a good addition to a domestic violence victim’s support network.
There are many ways in which an attorney can help a victim of domestic violence. These include:
- Domestic abuse protection order. An attorney can work quickly and obtain a protection order for their client. This will keep the abuser away from their victim and children. The parent being protected by the order will have sole custody of the children.
- If a victim is married to their abuser, an attorney can help start the divorce proceedings.
- Nebraska laws. An attorney understands the laws in Nebraska that cover domestic violence. They can help their client bring charges against their abuser and recover compensation for their trauma.
A legal professional who is skilled in family law and domestic violence has the compassion and expertise to help a victim of domestic abuse. They will listen to their client’s story and act quickly to make sure their client and their children are moved into a safe and stable situation and work to ensure that their abuser is held accountable.