Domestic Violence Attorney
Arguments and disagreements are a part of every relationship. But violence and abuse are not. When a relationship becomes so challenging that your spouse or loved one inflicts pain on you or family members, without action — the future consequence can be tragic. Victims must take the necessary steps to protect themselves immediately.
Domestic Violence and abuse are inexcusable — both demand for aggressive and swift legal action. At The Law Offices of Katherine G. Houghton, we work with authorities to help protect you and your children from the future encounters of emotional, mental, physical, or sexual abuse. By holding the perpetrators accountable, we can gain protective orders to better keep you out of harm’s way.
Don’t wait for tragedy. Victims often help offenders hide domestic violence for fear of embarrassment or further retaliation. The abuser is often not revealed until the victim is hospitalized for injury or killed.
Domestic abuse is more than black eyes and broken bones, it’s motivated by control. Victims are emotionally held hostage by partners through isolation tactics such as limiting social interactions and the use of phones. Other forms of domestic abuse, include: rigidly controlling finances and denying access to bank accounts, withholding medications, stealing or taking money, frequently checking on and showing up at locations unannounced, and countless other forms. You have to break the cycle. Enjoying life and feeling safe are too important.
If you’re a victim, the first step is to remove yourself (and children) from the situation. Be prepared for your partner’s excuses and expressions of remorse. It’s control. Often, victims feel guilty, tolerating domestic violence far too long. Even dropping charges after the police have been called to intervene. Unfortunately, these actions only allow the abuser to further hurt the victim. The time to act is now. Your safety is at stake.
At The Law Offices of Katherine G. Houghton, we are committed to freeing victims of domestic violence from the crutches of fear, pain, and isolation. With each case, it’s our goal that you find peace and security. Whether you’re a man, woman, or child, if you’ve experienced domestic violence and abuse, call us today. Our compassionate and seasoned legal team can begin helping you immediately.