Family Violence / Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence is a serious offense that the people of Warren Family Law and the NC legal system take very seriously. If you are currently in danger, call the authorities immediately. If you are involved in an ongoing situation and you need to make sure that your problem is resolved legally, the people of Warren Family Law are here to fight for you.
Violence in relationships is dangerous and often escalates, affecting the physical and mental safety of spouses and their children. North Carolina has criminal and civil statutes that we will utilize to help in your case of domestic violence. If you or your children have been threatened or assaulted, Warren Family Law is here to help. Together, will spare no effort in bringing your case to resolution and you and your family to safety.
Victims may leverage both criminal and civil statutes to protect their safety. Criminal warrants for offenses such as assault or communicating threats can be taken out to protect you. In North Carolina, we also have a civil domestic violence statute that victims may use to seek relief from abusive situations. Even though the burden of proof is higher in criminal cases, victims may still pursue justice in a civil case even if the defendant is found not guilty in criminal court.
A family lawyer can help you take many actions to protect yourself with regard to domestic violence matters. If you or your children are victims of domestic violence, please seek help. When you reach out to Warren Family Law and attorney Jim Warren, we will be right at your side, protecting you and your loved ones.
We simply can’t overstate the severity of domestic violence and implore all affected to seek help as soon as possible. For more than 30 years, Jim Warren and the people of Warren Family Law have championed the rights of victims of domestic violence, as well as those falsely accused of this crime. There are very serious consequences from having a domestic violence order entered against you. These consequences include having the order appearing on subsequent background checks, as well as the fact that you may never again be able to legally own or possess a firearm.
It is imperative that you understand your rights and how your life could change when a domestic violence action has been taken out against you, criminally or civilly. If you find yourself in this situation please seek experienced, robust representation required for these difficult times. At Warren Family Law, our promise to you is that we will fight for your rights in matters related to domestic violence.
Any individual in the state can file civil action or by filing a motion alleging acts of domestic violence against himself or herself or a minor child who resides with or is in the custody of such person
Emergency relief is where one side, without notice to the other side, files an action and seeks the entry of an emergency order in situations where they have been assaulted or placed in fear of bodily harm to themselves or their children.
What types of relief can a protective order include?
- Grant the victim residency to their household and evict/bar the other
- Award temporary custody of a minor child
- Order either party to make payments for the support of a minor
- Order either party to make payments for the support of a spouse
- Award attorney’s fees to either party