If you’ve been the victim of mental abuse then you need an attorney who will take your abuse seriously. You’ve found that attorney in Law Offices of Torrence L. Howell. No matter what the aggressor may tell you, they don’t have to hurt you physically for the abuse to qualify as domestic violence. Read on to find what the real definition of domestic violence is and then reach out to us at (909) 920-0908 for a free case evaluation.
California qualifications of mental abuse
In California, many types of words and / or actions can qualify as mental abuse. Essentially, if they make you feel humiliated, powerless, intimated, worthless, etc. then they may qualify. Some of the most common examples of mental domestic violence include mind games, constant criticism, being forced to isolate from family and friends, name calling, fear via intimidations, put-downs, threats of harm to you, your family, your children, or your pets, stalking, cyberstalking, or threats to reveal personal, private information that could impact you, such as your sexual orientation.
We can help you
At Law Offices of Torrence L. Howell, we understand that standing up to an abuser isn’t as simple as telling them to stop or calling the police. We know that it takes time to get ready to leave the cycle of abuse. We also know that we can help. We can ensure that you’re aware of and using all the protections the law provides you. Doing so can give you the maximum chance both of being safe and of staying free. For example, we may able to help you get a restraining order for both right now and the long-term.
We can also work to petition for your right to child support, child custody, alimony, and other financial assistance you’re entitled to. We know that abusers often keep their victims feeling stuck by taking away their financial means of escape. This is why we can petition for temporary child support and / or alimony that gets you the help you need right away. Of course, we can also help you file for divorce, help with child custody needs, etc.
Get the help you need moving forward with your life
Can you go to the police without talking to a domestic violence attorney? Yes, you can. You may get a police officer who’s extremely familiar with the entire scope of domestic violence and who can offer all sorts of protection and legal help but this is an unlikely situation. The truth is that the police are there to protect and serve but they’re not attorneys. They don’t know the ins and outs of the law the way an attorney does.
When you decide to work with an attorney, we can handle everything. We can file a restraining order so that your abuser must go through us if they have divorce or family law issues to discuss. The bottom line is that your freedom and your safety are important. Let us help protect them both. Contact Law Offices of Torrence L. Howell at (909) 920-0908 today for a free case evaluation.