You Can Take Steps To Protect Yourself From Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse occurs in homes across Minnesota and the rest of the country regardless of income level, socioeconomic status or any other parameter that researchers use for studies. When it comes to their stories, victims are more alike than they would ever imagine.

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Domestic abuse comes in a variety of forms, which is why laws identify it as a separate category. Physical assaults are only one part of this transgression between loved ones. It may also manifest as one of the following:

  • Economic abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Psychological abuse
  • Cyberstalking
  • Stalking
  • Neglect
  • Threats of abuse

If your partner or spouse abuses you, you may obtain an order for protection, or OFP. This document prevents the other party from contacting you in a multitude of ways, from being within a certain distance of you and from harming you in any way. Orders for protection or a restraining order may also extend to your children. The other party may also face criminal charges, and you may want to file for divorce.

Sadly, it's not unusual for domestic abuse to become an issue during divorce proceedings or in child custody matters. Emotions often run high under these circumstances, and it may become necessary for you to protect yourself. We also assist people seeking harassment restraining orders, or HROs.

Call Us To Discuss Your Next Steps

If you are unsure of your next steps, contact Macaulay Law Offices to take advantage of our 30-minute free initial consultation with an attorney to gain a better understanding of your situation, your rights and your legal options. Call our office in St. Paul 651-968-0621 or contact us online today to schedule your appointment.