When Love Turns to Violence

By Brian D. Perskin & Associates, P.C.  Sep. 6, 2011 2:10p

Unhappy marriages are all too common. What started out as a loving successful marriage can sometimes end up besieged with violence. Involvement with drugs and alcohol is often associated with aggressive and violent behavior, and this includes prescription drugs. Many people are feeling the stress of economic hardship, which affects the stability of marriages and families. Life is often unkind and can be filled with unexpected difficulties, but when violence becomes a method of dealing with whatever problems may be going on, it is time to take legal action. Domestic violence is against the law and has no place in the home.

What Actions You Should Take

If you fear for your safety, or the safety of your children, you need to take immediate action and contact a New York family law attorney for help. You can get the protection you need now! Failing to speak up and take effective action can lead to possible serious injury or even death for you or another member of your family. At Brian D. Perskin & Associates, P.C., we have been successfully helping individuals and families with divorce and domestic violence matters for years. The following is what you should do to protect yourself and your family if you are experiencing domestic violence:

  • Document any kind of abuse that is going on, include what occurred and when. Do so in a discreet manner, but document things like any medical records, police reports, take photographs, note any destroyed property, proof of abuse and so forth.
  • Have an attorney file a protective order for you and any family members immediately. Here, you can request that the abuser not come near you or your children at home, work, school etc.
  • In case you need to consider divorce, keep receipts of bills, credit card records, copies of bank statements, rent or mortgage payment receipts and other important financial records.
  • Have a certified copy of your marriage certificate.

These documents will come in handy for decisions in case of divorce and will make the proceeding mover more smoothly. Do take into consideration the long term well being of yourself and your children when confronting a domestic violence matter and do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to support and protect your rights.

For caring support and advice on a domestic violence issue, contact a New York domestic violence lawyer in our office for a consultation and we will go over the details of what action you can take.

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