Domestic Abuse Family Violence Lawyer in the New Orleans Area and Louisiana
Family violence is difficult for everyone involved. If you are the victim of domestic violence, a lawyer can help you obtain a protective order. A temporary order of protection as a victim of domestic abuse will help to keep you and your children safe from further danger. A parent charged with domestic violence could lose custody and visitation rights. At the Weiser Law Firm, we understand the issues involved in domestic violence situations and we can help. Contact our New Orleans domestic violence lawyer today. We offer an initial consultation.
Our dedicated family law attorney Harold E. Weiser, III has years of experience. In an effort to combat violence against women, he assisted in the establishment of a clinic for battered women in the New Orleans Area. If your family suffers from domestic violence, we can help you and your children move forward toward a brighter future. In addition to domestic violence, our firm represents clients in a wide range of family law matters, including child support and alimony or spousal support Let us help you regain control of your family law situation today. At the Weiser Law Firm, our family law attorney is sensitive to the issues involved with domestic violence situations. Contact the Weiser Law Firm today. Flexible appointment times are available for your convenience.
Domestic Violence: Protective Orders FAQs
Information taken from a publication of the Office of the Judicial Administrator, Supreme Court of Louisiana, Guide to the Louisiana Protective Order Registry
- Why do victims seek protective orders?
Several Studies indicate that most women who seek such orders do so not as an early intervention strategy, but rather as an act of desperation following an extensive period of abuse. Almost one quarter of the women surveyed in one multi-city study had experienced abuse for five years prior to seeking a protection order.
2. Is it just a piece of paper?
According to the research, while most abusers do violate protective orders in some way, these orders generally deter repeated incidents of physical abuse. In 40% of the cases surveyed in one study, there were no reported violations in the year after the order was issued. However, in 60% of these cases, violations were reported in that same period. In 29% of the cases in which a violation occurred, the victim indicated that the violation involved one or more acts of severe violence.
3. Do Protection Orders work in other ways?
Even in those cases in which an order is violated, it provides other benefits. As an official legal intervention, such orders send a strong message to the victim, the abuser and the community that the court takes violence against an intimate partner or family member seriously and it considers it in the best interests of society to intervene to protect the victim and children, while holding the abuser accountable. In addition, orders of protection can provide children material resources that the victim needs to remain safe, such as use of the family home to the exclusion of the abuser, interim financial support, or the use of a vehicle. In many instances, the existence of an order expedites and enhances law enforcement response to a call for help. Protection orders can also aid the victim in her effort to enlist the support of friends and family, her employer, her landlord, and school officials. Most women who seek protection orders report feeling safer and experiencing improved self-esteem, as a result of having taken action to stop the violence and protect themselves and their children. Lastly, protection orders create a record of the abuse which may be considered in other matters that come before the court, such as determining permanent custody and visitation arrangements, or the disposition of a criminal case
If you are a victim of domestic violence who is seeking protection from abuse you can contact the parish clerk of court in your parish. If you are a victim of domestic violence in the New Orleans Area you can file a petition for Protection from Abuse by visiting the Clerk of Court in the Jurisdiction you reside.
Centrally located in Mid-City New Orleans, the Weiser Law Firm serves clients from across Louisiana, including:
- New Orleans and Algiers
- Metairie, Kenner, Gretna, and the rest of Jefferson Parish
- Slidell, Covington, and the rest of St. Tammany Parish
- Chalmette and St. Bernard Parish
- LaPlace and St. John the Baptist Parish
- Des Allemands and St. Charles Parish
- Belle Chase and Plaquemines Parish
Because of the severity of the domestic violence, law enforcement in all parts of the seven-parish Greater New Orleans area take situations of Domestic Abuse Battery very seriously. If you have a family law problem contact the Weiser Law Firm to get assistance.
Let The Weiser Law Firm help you by contacting us today. Call us at 504-358-2273 or 504-220-9086.