Family Violence


The hope of comfort and peace of the family is sometimes broken by acts of Family Violence.  The term 'family violence' means the occurrence of any felony or the commission of any offense of battery, simple battery, simple assault, assault, stalking, criminal damage to property, unlawful restraint, or criminal trespass between past or present spouses, persons who are parents of the same child, parents and children, stepparents and stepchildren, foster parents and foster children, or other persons living or formerly living in the same household.  It is important to note that the term 'family violence' does not include reasonable discipline administered by a parent to a child in the form of corporal punishment, restraint, or detention.

In protecting oneself from acts of family violence or from false allegations, it is important to understand the consequence of the entry of such an Order.  For those who are being victimized it will mean that a safe haven is established that ends the threats of the violence.  Additionally, a court Order can establish a visitation schedule and obligations for paying monthly expenses.  It is equally important to protect yourself from false accusations.  The entry of an Order can remove you from the home and create other civil liabilities that can follow you causing problems with employment.

The Law Office of D. Warren Auld brings its experience to bear in these matters to make certain that stability and peace are restored to the home while also working to protect the rights of all involved.  It is of critical importance when you are served with a Petition that you act immediately to contact an attorney.  Your home, your family and your rights are at stake.



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