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Mental Abuse

For a domestic violence attorney in Upland CA who takes mental abuse seriously, trust Torrence L. Howell.

It is extremely important to remember that an abuser does not have to lay a hand on a victim in order for domestic violence to occur. There are many ways of exerting power and control over a close relative or intimate partner that do not involve any physical contact at all. For these types of abuse, you will need an experienced mental abuse attorney in Upland CA such as Torrence L. Howell.

What Qualifies as Mental Abuse?

A variety of types of words and actions may qualify as mental abuse, if they make you feel powerless, worthless, intimidated, humiliated, etc. Some common examples of the types of psychological and emotional abuse we’re talking about include:

  • Constant criticism
  • Forced isolation from friends and family
  • Fear by intimidation
  • Threats of harm to the victim, their children, family members, or pets
  • Stalking or cyberstalking
  • Mind games
  • Name calling and put-downs
  • Guilt trips
  • Threats to reveal personal information such as sexual orientation, involvement in S&M, etc.

How Can a Domestic Violence Attorney Help?

If you are ready to escape the cycle of mental abuse, a domestic violence attorney in Upland CA can help you make use of the protections of the law to give you the best possible chance of staying safe and free. For example, your attorney can help you secure restraining orders to provide immediate and long term protection as needed. Your attorney can also petition for temporary alimony and child custody support orders if these are needed to give you the financial means to live apart from your abuser. Finally, if your domestic violence attorney in Upland CA is also an experienced family law attorney like Torrence L. Howell is, your lawyer can also help you with various family law actions such as filing for divorce or changing a child custody or visitation agreement.

Are You Facing Allegations of Mental Abuse?

Unfortunately, victims will sometimes fabricate claims of mental abuse in order to gain the upper hand in a family law dispute such as a child custody battle. If this is what is happening to you, Torrence L. Howell can help. He will fight aggressively to make your ex back up their claims with evidence—and when they can’t do this, he’ll make sure you get the full custody or alimony rights you are entitled to.

Call Now for a Free Initial Case Evaluation

Not sure if your mental distress falls under the legal definition of domestic violence? Need help defending yourself against unfounded allegations? Please call (909) 920-0908 now to get the support you need from experienced domestic violence attorney Torrence L. Howell.