Domestic Violence and Orders of Protection | Fort Mill SC

Domestic violence is a very serious issue for all parties involved. There are several legal solutions that we can provide for those suffering from abuse. (If you are suffering from domestic violence, do not hesitate to click here to contact us today).

Domestic violence is defined as the act of committing or attempting bodily injury to a family member. This would be intentional bodily injury or as simple as causing a person to be in fear of serious imminent bodily injury. Domestic violence is also defined as placing a person or member of the aggrieved party’s family or household in fear of continued harassment.

Some people do not consider harassment as a form of domestic violence, but it is a very serious claim and should be taken seriously. Continued harassment can cause serious mental injury to the party, even if bodily harm is not done. Serious mental injury is also called “emotional distress” in the eyes of the court system.

In many cases, victims of current domestic violence fall into a repeating cycle. The domestic abuse may start with a small act of violence that is forgiven by the injured party, but soon after, the tension may steadily rise again for additional conflict. Domestic violence is painful and unacceptable.

There are many legal solutions for those that suffer from domestic violence. An order of protection which is also called a “restraining order” can easily establish safety for you and your family members. For information on ways we can help, please click here to contact us today.