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Important Questions to Ask Your Lawyer about Domestic Abuse

Last updated 6 years ago

Escaping a domestic abuse situation is extremely important for your physical, emotional, and financial health. It’s particularly important if you have a child who lives at home or who may otherwise be exposed to the abuse. To protect yourself and your family, hire a family law attorney who can help you utilize legal protections against domestic abuse. Here are three questions to ask a family law attorney when seeking legal representation for your domestic abuse case.

What is your success rate with domestic abuse cases?
When seeking legal representation for domestic abuse, don’t just hire the first family law attorney you can find. Your safety and health depend on the outcome of the case. Choose an attorney with an excellent success rate and proven credibility in the field.

What are the most realistic outcomes given my circumstances?
Knowing what you can and should pursue legally is important when setting your expectations for your case. While all domestic abuse issues are taken seriously, some may be more severe than others and warrant more dramatic legal action. Your family law attorney will help you identify the best plan of action to keep you and your family safe without prolonging your case unnecessarily.

What can I do to protect myself in the meantime?
It’s important to remember that domestic abuse is a criminal offense. A good family law attorney will help you identify ways to take action to protect yourself right away since court proceedings can take some time. Talk to your family law attorney about filing a temporary order of protection.

For expert legal services pertaining to domestic violence, contact Blumberg & Associates today. Call our Phoenix law office at (602) 277-6180 for a free consultation with one of our family law attorneys.

 

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