Phoenix Domestic Violence Lawyer

20 Years of Family Law Experience

Domestic violence and abuse is a very serious issue that needs to be addressed as soon as possible. If you believe that your family is in danger, then it is important to contact the police. If you want to obtain a restraining order, a divorce, relocation privileges or other family law-related issues, our firm can help. Steven N. Cole, LLC is a Maricopa County family law firm with more than two decades of legal experience and a dedication to providing one-on-one personal representation for clients.

What constitutes domestic violence?

Being the victim of domestic violence is a serious situation, but how do you know for sure if you have a case to obtain a restraining order? It is important to know that any of the following actions could be considered domestic violence under certain circumstances:

  • Hitting
  • Threats of violence
  • Sexual assault
  • Excessive verbal abuse
  • Willful intimidation

While these are all crimes in and of themselves, there is one element that elevates these crimes to domestic violence; that is when the parties lives together. Domestic violence can occur in any of these relationships:

  1. Current or former married couples
  2. Current or former dating couples
  3. Current or former roommates
  4. Blood relatives

If you believe that you have been the victim of domestic abuse or violence, it is time to retain the services of an experienced family law attorney. You also need to be aware that anyone involved in an intimate relationship can be the victim of domestic violence, regardless of gender. If children are involved, and you wish to make a modification to custody and visitation arrangements, then our lawyers can work to convince the court that it is the child's best interests to be kept away from your abuser. We can also work to obtain relocation permission for the protection of your family.

First Step in a Domestic Violence Case

What is the first thing you should do in your domestic violence situation? Contact the police and have the abuser removed from the home in order to provide immediate protection for yourself and your family. Once you have a period of safety, it is time to contact an attorney. Our firm will work with you to get a restraining order against your abuser in order to protect you and your family for the foreseeable future.

Obtaining an order of protection is a simple process that does not take much time to complete. Our firm can file the petition on your behalf and have the order of protection served to the other party involved. This protective order can prevent your abuser from contacting you at home, or other areas, depending on your circumstances.

Get Experienced Representation on Your Side in Maricopa County

Steven N. Cole, LLC has been serving Phoenix residents in family law cases for decades, we have seen the effects of domestic violence, and we know how to pursue the legal action to protect you and your family. Let us work alongside you to obtain the restraining order that you need and ensure protection of your family for the future.

We offer a case evaluation so that you can learn more about your situation, as well as how we may approach your case to help achieve the results that you need. We provide our clients with the necessary individualized attention to get a clear understanding of your specific case, and we work skillfully to provide the same large firm representation in court that you may find elsewhere. Your situation is important to us, and we know what it takes to achieve results. Contact us today to discuss your domestic violence case and pursue the future that you deserve.