There is nothing scarier than having to worry about whether or not your day will be peaceful or whether your spouse will get mad and lash out at you. The first few times it happened, you thought it may have been the exception.
Now you know – your spouse is an abuser.
When you are the victim of domestic abuse, it can seem like you are in an impossible situation. Emy A. Cordano, Attorney at Law, wants you to know that you are not alone and that the situation is NOT impossible to get out of.
When you need a restraining order attorney, you can count on Emy. With decades of family law experience, she will guide you to a safer place.
Domestic abuse is too common. In the United States, nearly 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of some form of physical violence by a partner. Intimate partner violence accounts for 15 percent of all violent crimes.
In Utah, 2 in 11 women and 1 in 10 men will experience intimate partner violence at some point in their lives.
That is nearly 20 percent of the women and ten percent of the men in the state.
These numbers are staggering, but likely lower than actual occurrences. Domestic abuse is underreported because many people think that, once it happens, it will not happen again. Sometimes, obtaining a restraining order is the best way to protect yourself and your children from an abusive spouse.
There are a few myths about restraining orders that we want to clear up to maybe make it a bit easier for you.
Myth 1: The person who files for a restraining order has to leave the property.
No, if you file, the person you file against must leave if you feel threatened.
No, they still must continue all legally required payments to you and their children.
Myth 3: The person who has the restraining order against them will not lose their custody rights, even if they are abusive.
No, a restraining order can help force child custody modifications. These are serious matters that the court will want to examine.
A restraining order is a tool for you to use to protect yourself and your children from a violent situation. Do not be afraid to use it if you have to.
We know how difficult reporting domestic abuse can be. Sometimes though, obtaining a restraining order is the only way to make sure the abuse stops. It can seem like a daunting process to obtain one, but you can do it with an experienced team by your side. Emy A. Cordano, Attorney at Law, is ready to help when you need a restraining order attorney in Orem. You do not have to put up with the fear anymore. Contact us by clicking here or call us at 801-804-5152 for an initial consultation.