Charlotte Domestic Violence Attorneys
Counsel Following Serious Family Violence Situations
At Krusch & Sellers, P.A., we take domestic violence extremely seriously. In the event that you or a loved ones become involved in a domestic dispute, it is imperative that you obtain protection. Whether you need help obtaining a protective order or have had a protective order brought against you unjustly, our Charlotte domestic violence lawyers can represent you.
Our lawyers practice exclusively in the area of family law, and our attorneys have extensive experience when it comes to handling sensitive issues that require discretion, compassion, and aggressive representation.
When you need quality representation, contact our firm by calling (704) 343-8811!
What Is Domestic Violence?
North Carolina law defines domestic abuse as attempting to cause or intentionally causing bodily injury. Domestic violence can also involve placing a person in fear of imminent serious bodily injury or harassment that causes substantial emotional distress.
Additionally, these acts must be perpetrated by someone who meets a certain relationship standard, such as:
- A current or former spouse
- Persons of the opposite sex who live or have lived together
- People who have a child in common who are not married or are divorced
- Persons who are current or former household members
- Persons of the opposite sex who are in or have been dating
If you are in any of these situations and domestic violence has occurred, should seek legal protection right away. Our legal representatives at Krusch & Sellers, P.A. have decades of experience and can provide you with the foresight and protection you deserve.
Obtaining a Protective Order
Our lawyers can help you file a complaint seeking a domestic violence protective order. In addition to filing your complaint, our attorneys can also provide unbiased advice regarding your chances of obtaining a protective order.
To obtain a protective order:
- You will need to appear before a judge and request an emergency order
- Within 10 days of filing a complaint, a hearing will be held in which both parties will testify
- Following the hearing, the court will decide whether to issue an order of protection
Do I Need an Attorney for the Hearing?
If you are the person seeking a domestic violence protective order, it is helpful to have an attorney who can assist you to ensure that you provide all of the relevant information to the judge and frame the issues in the correct context.
Our lawyers will be by your side every step of the way so you do not have to go through this process alone. We know what is at stake, and we will take appropriate legal measures to ensure your safety.
Accusations of Domestic Violence
If you are the person against whom the order of protection is sought (the Defendant), it is helpful to have an attorney who can assist you in defending against the accusations made against you.
Protective orders can:
- Damage your reputation
- Negatively impact your income
- Affect your standing in a divorce
- Affect your child custody or child support agreement
Our attorneys understand that family disputes, especially in the context of a divorce, can sometimes result in false allegations of spousal abuse for the purpose of gaining bargaining power. Our Charlotte domestic violence attorneys will vigorously defend you in such a situation
Discuss Your Case with Our Legal Team
With over 50 years of combined experience, our legal representatives at Krusch & Sellers, P.A. have the experience necessary to provide you with sound legal advice. Regardless of your situation, our compassionate staff is here to assist you.
To discuss your case with one of our Charlotte divorce attorneys, please call (704) 343-8811 to schedule a consultation with our firm.