Columbus Domestic Violence Action Lawyers
Get the Protection You Need ASAP
Many people are not aware of just how common cases of family abuse and domestic violence are. Every situation and circumstance of abuse is unique, but there tend to be certain core characteristics that resemble each other through many cases. Often, because abuse is cyclical, the abuser may appear to show deep sorrow and remorse for their behavior right after an incident, but soon enough, conflict rebuilds until it is just a matter of time before the next explosion of violence.
These incidents are not always physical either, but can be verbal threats or emotional deprivation. If you or a loved one are facing any form of domestic abuse, our team at Friedman & Mirman Co., L.P.A. wants you to know that you are not alone. Reach out to our Columbus domestic violence action attorneys for immediate support.
Call us today at (614) 412-3943 so that our empathetic family law attorneys can give you a powerful defense against domestic violence.
What Counts as Domestic Violence
According to the statutes of Ohio's laws, there are actually multiple scenarios that could categorize domestic violence. Many people assume that domestic abuse means that a perpetrator is forcibly causing bodily harm, which is certainly included. However, even the mere threat of force or instigation of fear through such warnings also counts. Abuse of a sexual nature, whether a crime against a household member or a family member, as well as against a child, are also examples of domestic violence. Taking away one's property or income, destroying a person's possessions, or restricting one's whereabouts or relationships can also be defined as abuse.
Victims of Domestic Violence
Although many people associate domestic violence as only occurring between people who have had a romantic relationship, the categorization of domestic relationships is actually much broader.
Domestic violence can occur between any household member or former household member, including:
- Current and former spouses
- Current and former partners
- Parents and children of the abuser
- Parents and children of the abuser’s spouse
- Anyone else who currently resides or used to reside with the perpetrator
Obtaining a Civil Protection Order
One of the most helpful ways of defending yourself and any loved ones from domestic violence is by getting a civil protection order (CPO) that defends you against cruel behavior from the perpetrator. Ways that a CPO can help you is by enforcing that the perpetrator stays physically far from you and your loved ones, colleagues, or anyone associated with you. The perpetrator must also immediately halt contact through other methods, such as emails, texts, or third party messages. A CPO could stop the perpetrator from visitation or from holding child custody as well.
Here at Friedman & Mirman Co., L.P.A., we understand how difficult and sensitive your domestic violence case could be. Our highly skilled attorneys have much experience in carefully dealing with the needs of victims of domestic abuse. You can count on their empathetic yet powerful counsel to defend you immediately.
Contact us now by completing our online form or calling us directly at (614) 412-3943 so that our dedicated Columbus domestic violence action lawyers can support you in getting a fresh start from the traumatic pain of family abuse.
Experienced Trial Lawyers
Decades of Experience