Colorado Springs Domestic Violence Attorney
Domestic violence happens every day to people of all ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities; from the poorest ghettos to the most expensive mansions.
In an average year, the Colorado Springs Police Department receives 15,000 – 20,000 domestic abuse calls, and makes about 3,000 related arrests.
When victims of domestic violence seek to leave an abusive marriage, they risk even more serious harm. In spite of what you may believe, you can leave this abusive relationship behind. However, we do not recommend that you attempt to do this on your own.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse in or near Colorado Springs, there is hope. Resources are all around you; all you need to do is reach out. The domestic violence attorneys at Marrison Family Law firm are one of those resources. Contact us today and we will help you and your children start a new life. It may not be easy, but it can be done!
Getting a Restraining Order
An Order of Protection, or restraining order, is a very important first step in getting away from an abusive spouse. Once a restraining order is in place, it becomes a criminal action for your spouse to contact or come near you and your children. Any violation of this order will result in his/her imprisonment.
While a restraining order is a great place to start, it is not enough. If you are planning to divorce this person, you will still need to divide your marital property and create a custody/parenting plan for your children. These tasks can be difficult enough in a non-abusive marriage, but they are even more challenging in your situation.
If you are a victim of abuse, you need a good Colorado Springs attorney who specializes in domestic violence issues and understands what you are up against. At Marrison Family Law, we know that abusers will sometimes try to manipulate the courts, and we are able to bring their behavior to the attention of court officials. When the court is aware of a spouse’s history of abuse, they can make a much more informed decision about child custody, support and visitation issues.
No matter what your abuser may have told you, you are neither helpless nor alone. As your attorneys, we will fight hard to protect your interests. We will also point you towards other local resources, such as Colorado shelters and family therapists who can help you heal from your physical and emotional suffering.
Call us at (719) 577-9292. We will answer your questions and help you determine the best way forward. There is absolutely no obligation, and your consultation will be 100% confidential, so there is no risk.
Never allow your partner to hurt you, or your children, again. We can help you end the abuse today.
Statistics citation: "Tessa Statistics on Domestic Violence in Colorado Springs"