No matter how it may feel, and no matter what your harasser may have told you, you do not have to live with harassment. You have help and it comes from a domestic violence attorney that has the experience, compassion, and tireless nature to ensure that your rights are respected. Contact Law Offices of Torrence L. Howell at (909) 920-0908 today for a free legal consultation to find out what your options are.
Yes, harassment can be a form of domestic violence
If there’s one thing that’s true about an abuser, it’s that they can come up with some very unique ways to scare their victims and make them feel as though they have no power. Harassment is one form that’s not always recognized as part of domestic violence. However, if your intimate partner does any of the following they it may be time to contact a domestic violence attorney:
- Stalks you in person or online
- Makes threats
- Sends harassing texts
- Makes harassing phone calls
- Writes harassing email messages
These are all forms of harassment and they are all against the law.
A domestic violence attorney can help in a number of ways
If you’re being harassed by an intimate partner or a member of your family then we highly recommend you call us at (909) 920-0908 to secure a restraining order. There are many options and we can help you decide what’s best. For example, an emergency protective order offers five days of protection, a domestic violence restraining order can be good for between 15 or 21 days on a temporary basis, or up to three years on a permanent basis.
There’s also what’s known as a civil harassment restraining order. Note that in order to file a domestic violence restraining order, the person harassing you must be a live-in lover, ex, current dating partner, spouse, domestic partner, or close blood relative or relative by marriage, like a parent, grandparent, sibling, step-parent or child. If the person harassing you doesn’t fit into those categories because they are a family member outside of that list, such as an aunt or uncle, or because it’s a friend or neighbor, then we can help you get a civil harassment restraining order.
You don’t have to fight this alone – call us today
We know that this is a scary time. You may be afraid of the person who’s harassing you, or you may be so involved with them that you don’t think you can make it on your own. One thing to know is that if you are being harassed by your spouse, we may be able to help you get temporary alimony and child support to get you through while a divorce is processed.
No matter what your situation is, you don’t deserve to be harassed. You don’t deserve to be treated the way you’re being treated. And there is something you can do about it. contact Law Offices of Torrence L. Howell at (909) 920-0908 today for your free, confidential consultation.