Despite how common it is, domestic violence is still widely misunderstood. Many people associate domestic violence with physical altercations between spouses, but it can involve any number of non-physical behaviors such as verbal assault and intimidation. If you are a victim of domestic violence, understand that having a domestic violence lawyer with a history of success is essential. Katzenstein Law Offices can provide the quality, effective representation you need and deserve at his office in Holland, PA.
How Can Victims of Domestic Violence Stay Safe?
If you are in danger, there are steps you can take to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones:
- Find somewhere to stay. First, find a safe place to stay. If you have a friend, relative, coworker, or other trusted individual nearby and can safely make it to their home, do so. If not, there are other options: you can stay in a nearby shelter or, if you have the means to do so, a hotel.
- Contact the authorities, then a domestic violence lawyer. As soon as you find shelter, contact the police and provide them with a detailed statement. It is important that they collect evidence as soon as possible. From there, contact a domestic violence attorney to review your legal options. If you are in danger, we can quickly file a restraining order to keep you safe.
- Seek mediation or press charges. Sometimes it is possible to resolve certain issues, such as child custody, through mediation. If it is not, our attorneys will not hesitate to press charges.