Domestic violence happens about every seven minutes in New Jersey. Although victims are usually women, it happens to men as well. About 25% of women and 15% of men in America are victims of physical violence from a partner or spouse. It is important for local victims to work with domestic violence attorneys in Woodbury NJ.
Why Legal Help Is Essential
Trying to handle domestic violence matters without help can be dangerous for victims. If there are children, they may also be in danger. Because victims often wrongly blame themselves for violent responses or live in fear of getting out of the relationship, it is hard for them to reach out for help. These are some important reasons to seek legal help:
- Attorneys can take legal action to keep abusers away from victims and children.
- Legal actions may limit the power that abusers have.
- Attorneys can provide information for safe houses and other resources for victims.
Safely Handling New Jersey Domestic Violence Cases
At Craig Annin & Baxter, we treat each case with sensitivity and discretion. We often file a protection order or restraining order to keep the abuser away from the victim. Violating the order comes with severe legal penalties. When a protection order is connected to a domestic violence case, this can also prevent the abuser from legally purchasing a firearm.
New Jersey has strict domestic violence laws, and the abuser must be arrested if the police find a victim with physical injuries. Victims are often fearful to leave abusive situations because of custody dispute worries. However, judges may block joint custody requests from abusers with a documented history of domestic violence.
If you are a victim of domestic violence, please contact Craig Annin & Baxter for a confidential consultation with domestic violence attorneys in Woodbury NJ.