Divorce and Domestic Abuse

Shreveport, LA Family Law Attorney Helps Clients Who Have Suffered from Domestic Abuse Seek Divorce

Domestic abuse is on the rise. More and more people are seeking shelter from relationships that have become abusive. Even more difficult is trying to escape a spouse who is abusive, especially if you have children. Where can you turn?

You do not have to face this alone. Family violence is difficult for everyone involved. If you are the victim of domestic violence, a lawyer can help you obtain a protective order and assist you in getting a divorce from your abusive spouse. A temporary order of protection as a victim of domestic abuse will help to keep you and your children safe from further danger, and in a divorce case, a parent charged with domestic violence could lose custody and visitation rights. Louisiana Attorney Mark D. Frederick at the Northwestern Louisiana Law Offices of Mark D. Frederick, L.L.C., understands the issues involved in domestic violence situations and he can help you get out of this dangerous situation and begin your life anew.

What We Can Do to Help You

There is a lot that the Law Offices of Mark D. Frederick can do to assist you in your pursuit of a divorce from an abusive spouse. If you are in a situation in which you fear your spouse may become violent, you may be entitled to an injunction, without bond, prohibiting the other spouse from harassing or abusing you. If you spouse violates this court order, it may carry civil penalties and a criminal penalty including fines and jail time. Any district court in the state Louisiana has jurisdiction to review proceedings when an adult seeks relief by filing as a "domestic abuse petition" alleging abuse by the defendant. In this petition for a protective order, you may seek use of personal property or of the family home, custody of children, child support or spousal support. Attorney Frederick does everything within the power of the law to protect you and your children.

Attorney Frederick is sensitive to the issues involved with domestic violence matters. In addition to domestic violence, our firm represents clients in need of compassionate, and aggressive, legal counsel, including matters dealing with child support and spousal support. Let us help you start over today. Contact the Law Offices of Mark D. Frederick in Shreveport, Louisiana at 866-385-4007 today.