If you’ve been threatened by a romantic partner, whether a spouse or a boyfriend or girlfriend, you don’t have to wait for them to hurt you to get help. If you are concerned for your well-being then those of us at Law Offices of Torrence L. Howell hope that you’ll get help today. Read on to learn more and then contact us at (909) 920-0908 for a free case evaluation.
The Domestic Violence Protection Act provides protection
The Domestic Violence Protection Act helps victims who have been threatened but have not yet been physically attacked. However, we highly recommend that you first work with an attorney. We can help protect your rights and ensure that your situation is taken as seriously as it should be.
Get help with a variety of situations
The threats that the aggressor is making must be reasonable, which means that you must have a real rear for your safety. For example, if someone threatened to put you on a rocket ship to Mars, that is not a realistic threat but if they said they’d show up at your work and hurt you, then this may be much more credible.
At Law Offices of Torrence L. Howell we can help you if you’re the person being threatened but we can help if others you’re close to are threatened as well, including your children or other family members. It doesn’t matter if the threats were made in person or online. We may even be able to help you if someone has made threats to your pets.
Let us help you prove what’s happened to you
It’s fairly easy to get an emergency protective order but in order to get a long-term restraining order, or to prove to the courts that the aggressor shouldn’t have custody of shared children, you need more than just your word.
When you work with a domestic violence attorney, we can help secure the evidence you need. It may require going through emails on your computer, chats on your social media programs, or texts on your phone. We may need copies of certain pages of your diary or we may need to find witnesses who can collaborate your story.
You don’t have to wait to be hurt – get out now
It’s unfortunate that many people who are the subject of domestic violence threats believe that there’s nothing they can do unless they’ve been hurt. They also believe that they don’t have the money to leave. The truth is that if you’re married to the aggressor in question, we can work to get you temporary alimony that allows you to get out of a dangerous situation.
At Law Offices of Torrence L. Howell, we don’t want you to spend one more second in an abusive, frightening situation. Contact us at (909) 920-0908 for a free consultation. We can listen to your story and inform you of your options and your rights. We know this is a scary time for you but there is help. All you have to do is call.