A Sensitive Approach To Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is one of the most important and sensitive issues in society today. It is also one of the most misunderstood.
Texas law authorities take accusations of domestic violence and spousal abuse seriously. Restraining orders prevent an accused person from coming near the home, work site or other places where the accuser frequents.
Unfortunately, people often make false accusations of domestic violence, sometimes due to a misunderstanding of what constitutes domestic violence, and sometimes intentionally, in an attempt to gain the upper hand in a divorce proceeding. False accusations of domestic violence can have a drastic and lasting impact on your life.
Victims and those accused of committing domestic violence both have rights in such situations, and an experienced family law attorney can help ensure that those rights are protected. From the Law Office of Michael D. Tracton, P.C., in Sugar Land, I work to protect the rights of victims of domestic violence, as well as the accused.
Under Texas law, domestic violence may include threats of physical harm between family members that place one or more members in reasonable fear of danger. This also applies to threats of assault and sexual assault.
A Protective Order Can Prevent You From Seeing Your Child
If you are a victim of domestic violence, I will work to obtain a restraining order and ensure that it has all of the necessary provisions to protect you and any children or other family members. I can also set up any necessary child or spousal support arrangements while the restraining order is in effect.
If you are accused of domestic violence, I will investigate the claims and seek to disprove any false accusations. If a restraining order is issued in the case, I can help with regard to visitation schedules, custody rights and support issues.
A protective order, left unchallenged, can affect child custody and child visitation arrangements you may have in place. A criminal assault conviction can have a devastating impact on your future and may even affect your ability to get a job.
Act Quickly To Protect Your Rights
If you have questions regarding domestic violence or any family law matter, I will take the time to listen to your concerns and help you understand the legal issues involved during a Free Initial Consultation. Call 281-242-7111 or use the contact form on this website to schedule an appointment with our founding lawyer.