According to Texas laws, a family or domestic violence is a serious offense. Domestic violence is an act of violence towards a spouse, partner, boyfriend, or girlfriend. Normally, these incidents can take place only once or repeatedly over many years. Often, when one of the spouse decided to file for divorce, or there are ongoing conflicts regarding division of assets or child custody, the negative feelings towards the other spouse lead to violence. Also there are situations when a spouse continues to live with an abusive partner, because of the fear of violence. In situation likes these, legal help can be used to file a divorce and get restraining orders against the abusive partner or spouse. If you or a loved one has been experiencing abuse and domestic violence, contact our Dallas family law attorneys to file to determine the right course of legal action.
A domestic violence charge is considered as an assault in State of Texas. An assault offense can range from a Class C Misdemeanor to a Felony. Normally, a domestic violence offender is charged with a Class C Misdemeanor, if the physical contact is merely regarded as “offensive” or “provocative.” When an offender is charged with a Class C Misdemeanor, he or she will receive a citation with a promise to appear in a Municipal Court, where they may have to pay a fine not more than $500. But, most family or domestic violence offenders are charged with a Class A Misdemeanor, which is a charge of causing the bodily injury to the victim. Also, if a person is charged previously with a family or domestic violence assault, another offense will result in a felony charge.
Every year there are thousands of cases reported across Texas for domestic and family violence. Some of the common forms of domestic violence offenses include, domestic abuse, spousal abuse, child abuse, elder abuse, battery, assault, sexual assault, and kidnapping. It is normally believed that domestic violence only covers physical abuse, but that is not true. Domestic violence also covers any sexual abuse, verbal abuse, emotional abuse, financial abuse, or spiritual abuse.
The research has found that 25% of all women in United States experience physical abuse by either their husband or boyfriend every year. Many of these woman live the life of a constant fear and emotional torture with no power to get out of the relationship or end it by filing a divorce. An abusive husband is extremely controlling and do not allow their wives to have any involvement in financial or other matters. This situation makes it extremely difficult for a woman who finally gathers the courage to file for a divorce, to plan a future due to the lack of knowledge about marital finances and property. When there are children involved, situation gets worst and most women, although with thoughts of filing a divorce, keep on staying in the abusive relationship.
When a woman is spending her life with an abusive husband, she needs to take control life and hire the right legal help to file for a divorce along with protective orders to make sure that not only she gets out of the abusive relationship, but also gets the legal protection for herself and her kids from the abusive husband. When a husband is abusive, he will get more upset after hearing about filing for the divorce by the wife. When you hire an experience divorce attorney, he or she will help you guide through the different steps of filing a divorce in an abusive relationship. An experienced divorce attorney knows the right steps to take when helping clients file for divorce who have been in abusive relationships.
If you have been living in an abusive marriage, and have decided to seek legal help to end the marriage and start a normal abuse-free life, you need to talk to one of our divorce attorneys. Our attorneys have helped clients filing the divorce and getting the legal protection against the possible reaction of their spouses. For the sake of your future and the future of your children, you need to take the right step to get your life out of the abuse and have a peaceful normal life that you all deserve. We are here to answer your questions about starting the process of filing a divorce and starting a new life. Click here to learn more about filing a divorce in an abusive relationship.
Our family law attorneys have the experience of working with clients in Dallas Fort-Worth area who have been in abusive relationships and want to file divorce, or experienced abuse after deciding to file a divorce. We understand the importance of safety of our clients and their families, and we do our best to aggressively represent our clients for their divorce cases. We are here to help victims of domestic violence across different counties of DFW area including, Dallas, Collin, Tarrant, Denton, and Rockwall. Our lawyers for domestic violence offer a FREE CONSULTATION to discuss your situation and give you the experienced and knowledge legal advice.
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