Domestic Violence: Support And Compassion In A Difficult Time
Domestic violence is a serious issue that many men, women and children in North Carolina cope with daily. Indeed, North Carolina, over the last 15 years, has risen to be among one of the states with the highest rates of domestic violence that results in homicide.
Often, domestic violence is concealed and kept secret by those who are in fear or suffering from abuse. There is no one exact type of domestic violence, and it can take many forms from physical abuse such as hitting, punching and even sexual assault to less visible types such as emotional and mental distress where there are threats of violence.
I Think I Might Be A Victim Of Domestic Violence
If you believe that you are a victim of domestic violence, North Carolina General Statutes under Chapter 50B provide that a person can, upon a finding by a judge after trial or by consent order, receive a temporary or one-year no-contact order that will protect the person, and can even award custody of minor children and the shared home.
False Domestic Violence Charges
Not all allegations of domestic violence are true, or made in good faith. After handling many of these cases from both sides, we understand that in many situations the person who alleges acts of domestic violence may be trying to manipulate the system or gain an advantage in a custody dispute, or may be trying to obtain property that is owned jointly.
At Nielsen Legal, we are compassionate for all of those coping as victims of domestic violence and invite you to reach out to us for assistance in dealing with this difficult, sensitive situation. We also are here to protect those who are falsely accused of domestic violence and are facing losing serious rights.