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Charleston Domestic Violence Lawyers

Supporting Families in Kanawha County

Were you the victim of domestic violence? Nobody should feel fearful or distressed in their own home, and if you dealt with any type of abuse at the hands of your spouse, partner, or other household members, you have a right to seek help.

A person commits an act of domestic violence by inflicting physical or emotional harm, or threatening to inflict harm.

According to West Virginia law, domestic violence can be committed by any family relation or household member, and can include:

  • Romantic partners
  • Spouses
  • Ex-spouses
  • Parents
  • Step-parents
  • Uncles
  • Aunts
  • Cousins
  • Grandparents

If you have been or currently are a victim of domestic violence, our firm can help. Our family law attorneys have a proven track record of success in resolving complex family law issues. We are committed to helping improve the lives of our clients by providing skilled, compassionate, personalized legal representation when they need it most.

Schedule a consultation with our Charleston domestic violence lawyer by calling (304) 605-2026 today.

Acts of Domestic Violence

There are many different acts that qualify as domestic violence. So long as the victim and abuser share a familial relationship.

The following are just a few acts that can be considered acts of domestic violence:

  • Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing physical harm to another
  • Attempting to cause physical harm
  • Threatening to cause physical harm
  • Harassment
  • Stalking
  • Psychological abuse
  • Sexual assault or abuse
  • Kidnapping or confining a person against their will

Defending Yourself Against Domestic Violence

If you or someone you love was the victim of domestic violence, it is possible to get help. Even though your situation may seem impossible, there are supportive resources, including legal options, available that could help you improve your situation. After you remove yourself from the abusive situation, our attorneys can help you obtain a restraining order for concrete legal protection.

Protective Orders in West Virginia

Protective orders, or restraining orders, restrict the alleged abuser from causing further harm to the domestic abuse victim. In fact, a protective order can also prevent the respondent from contacting the victim, visiting their place of residence, their workplace, or school. Protective order violations could result in serious penalties, including imprisonment and substantial legal fines.

Are you ready to take legal action against your abuser? However complex your situation, our family lawyers in Charleston are prepared to help. We can help you impose a protective order against the person causing your family harm.

Contact Hardy Pence PLLC to discuss your domestic violence case with our Charleston family law lawyer.

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