Victims of Domestic Violence
Every fifteen seconds, a woman is physically assaulted within her home. If you are a victim of domestic violence, seek help immediately.
Vavonese Law Firm helps victims of domestic violence obtain restraining orders against their abusers. Restraining orders often include provisions relating to temporary child custody and temporary support. Restraining orders can also include a requirement that the abuser attend anger management classes and sometimes an award for your legal fees.
Domestic Violence in North Carolina
Under North Carolina law, N.C. GEN. STAT. Â§50B, domestic violence is the commission of one or more of the following acts upon an aggrieved party or upon a minor child residing with or in the custody of the aggrieved party by a person with whom the aggrieved party has or has had a personal relationship, but does not include acts of self defense:
- Attempting to cause bodily injury, or intentionally causing bodily injury; or
- Placing the aggrieved party or a member of the aggrieved party’s family or household in fear of imminent serious bodily injury or continued harassment, as defined in N.C. GEN. STAT. §14-277.3, that rises to such a level as to inflict substantial emotional distress; or
- Committing any act defined in N.C. GEN. STAT. §14-27.2 through N.C. GEN. STAT. §14-27.7.
A domestic violence protective order, or restraining order can prevent you from returning to your home, seeing your children, from going places that you normally go, and from possessing firearms (under state law for one to two years but under federal law you could be prevented from possessing firearms for the rest of your life). Domestic violence protection order can significantly limit your freedoms and negatively affect your ability to exercise your custodial and/or visitation rights with your children.
Jamie Vavonese can also help you if you have been wrongfully accused of domestic violence. If you have been wrongfully accused of committing acts of domestic violence, you need to see a licensed attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights.