Texas Domestic Violence Lawyer
The term "family violence" is not only the act of violent behavior, but the threat of violent behavior. At the law office of Barbara L. Jouette, Attorney, P.C., we will take immediate steps to resolve these matters quickly for your protection. Whether your case involves threats of violence or actual violence has taken place, you can count on us to move quickly toward a resolution.
It is also important to know that family violence is not limited to violence between husbands and wives or boyfriends and girlfriends. Family violence encompasses all types of domestic disputes, including disputes between current spouses and ex-spouses, brothers and sisters, parents and adult children. Even a dispute between a man's girlfriend and his mother could be considered family violence if the parties reside or resided in the same household.
Family Violence in Divorce and Beyond
Not surprisingly, domestic violence often precedes a divorce or arises during the divorce process. The events that unfold can have an impact on the divorce. With more than a decade of experience on our side, we know how to balance the need to resolve family violence issues with the need to get through the divorce process.
We also know that family violence often exists in non-divorce circumstances and can have just as serious an impact on a person's life. We treat these matters with no less urgency, because we want to make certain that you are protected.
When police arrive on the scene of a domestic violence call, they frequently tell the parties involved to get in touch with a family lawyer. We encourage you to do so as soon as possible. We want to get restraining orders or protective orders in place, to avoid additional drama that escalates to the point of violence and ultimately to the criminal charges that come with those circumstances.
Free 30-Minute Family Law Consultation
For comprehensive, personalized counsel, support and advocacy from a McKinney family violence attorney, contact us today. We care about protecting you.