Standing Up For Individuals Through Family Violence Incidents

Standing Up for Individuals Through Family Violence Incidents

Domestic violence and family abuse incidents are much more common than most people realize. Further, such incidents don't always involve physical abuse or actions-they can involve threats, intimidation, verbal abuse, and much more. If you or a loved one has been a victim of domestic abuse, you may be concerned about the safety of your home and where to turn next. Likewise, if you have been accused of domestic violence, you may have to fight an uphill battle to restore your trust and custodial rights.

King, Koligian & Associates, LLC is an Ohio-based family law firm that provides legal services to both victims and alleged abusers. Our team is driven by our commitment to ensuring individuals' rights are upheld throughout the legal process.

Our Cincinnati domestic violence attorneys work diligently to resolve cases effectively and compassionately. Call 513-924-4014.

What to Do Following an Incident of Domestic Abuse

  • If you have been hurt by domestic violence, we encourage you to:
  • Find a safe place to stay if abuse has occurred
  • Call 911 immediately to report the incident
  • Get in contact with organizations that can help you cope
  • Call an attorney trained to handle domestic violence and stalking cases

As a victim of abuse, it is important to note that while the police may issue a temporary protective order (TPO), it may be terminated between 30 and 90 days. You need to make sure you are aware of these dates so that you can file for civil protection order with an attorneys help if necessary.

Obtaining a Civil Protection Order

At King, Koligian & Associates, LLC, we help clients obtain civil protection orders (CPO), which are more encompassing than standard TPOs. Whether you are striving to get an order or have one issued against you, it is important to understand what these orders entail.

  • A CPO can result in the following:
  • Require the abuser to stay away from the victim(s)
  • Require the abuser to break all contact (phone, fax, email, third party) with the victim(s)
  • Exclusive rights to the home for the victim(s)
  • Temporary custody of children or visitation arrangements
  • Child and/or spousal support payable to the victim
  • Distribution of household items
  • Removal of the abuser's weapons, including legal, registered firearms

I've Been Charged with Domestic Violence. Now What?

We understand that this can be a confusing, intimidating time, especially if you have never been accused or charged with a crime before.

  • If you've been charged with domestic abuse, make sure you:
  • Obtain legal counsel immediately - Having a trained Cincinnati domestic violence lawyer by your side during this time can be invaluable. They can help you navigate the justice system and protect your rights.
  • Check if a CPO or TPO has been issued - Make sure you understand the order in place and abide by any guidelines, especially regarding contact. Any violation may lead to further charges.

King, Koligian & Associates, LLC knows that many allegations of domestic violence are the result of rash decisions made in the heat of the moment-and some are even fabricated in heated family law disputes. Our team has helped clients who have been wrongfully charged with domestic abuse and violence and can put this experience to work in your case.

No matter how complex your case and charges may seem, our firm is ready to help. We provide legal representation throughout Cincinnati and Montgomery. Call 513-924-4014!