If you are a party to a domestic violence case, know that you are not alone. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4.7 million women are victims of physical violence each year. 1 in every 7 men experience physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetimes.
Domestic violence is not just limited to physical violence. It can include stalking, harassment, verbal abuse, threats, emotional and financial abuse as well. Abuse can occur in person, on the phone, and online.
Certified Family Law Specialist and attorney Christina Sherman has specialized training and expertise in domestic violence and family law cases. She can help you with your domestic violence case, whether as a standalone matter or as part of a divorce proceeding.
If you are a victim seeking protection from an abusive partner or family member, Christina will work hard to advocate for your safety and protection. You deserve to live your life without fear from harassment, threats, or other oppressive behavior.
In her experience, Christina has also seen individuals inappropriately lodge false allegations against a spouse or partner to gain advantage in a marital case. Often, a finding of domestic violence has severe negative consequences in the areas of child custody, spousal support, and even division of marital property. Walking into court unprepared can have disastrous effects on a divorce and custody case immediately and years down the road.
Ensure that your rights are protected if you are a party to a domestic violence case. Representation by a knowledgeable attorney is key to having your voice heard.
Call our office today for a consultation.
 Prevalence and Characteristics of Sexual Violence, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence Victimization – National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, available at https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss6308a1.htm?s_cid=ss6308a1_e
 The National Domestic Violence Hotline, Statistics, available at http://www.thehotline.org/resources/statistics/