Fuerst, Carrier & Ogden
Over 50 Years of Dedicated Family Law Experience
Working To Protect You In Domestic Violence Claims
Claims of domestic violence are all too common, especially in cases involving particularly contentious divorce actions. If you or a family member has been the victim of domestic abuse, it is important to take immediate steps to help ensure that you are protected. If you have been falsely accused of an act of family violence, you also need legal help to protect your rights.
At Fuerst, Carrier & Ogden, in Lake Charles, our attorneys handle all types of domestic violence claims that arise during family law disputes. To schedule an initial consultation with our lawyers, call us at 337-436-3332.
What Does Domestic Assault Look Like?
Domestic violence occurs in all types of relationships and in all households. Victims and perpetrators can include blood relatives, romantic partners, friends and acquaintances who reside in the same house or who share a close relationship with one another. Domestic abuse can include:
- Physical or verbal threats
- Physical abuse
- Sexual assault
If you or a family member has been the victim of domestic violence, we can help you seek out support services that can help protect you from a dangerous situation. We can also let you know how a domestic assault incident is liable to affect your divorce or child custody proceeding.
When False Claims Are Made
Unfortunately, some people make false claims of domestic abuse in an effort to gain an advantage in divorce or child custody proceedings. In these cases, it is essential to protect your rights by seeking legal assistance as soon as possible. The mere allegation of domestic violence can result in almost immediate consequences, including removal from your home and the loss of your right to see your children.