Domestic Violence


Accusations of domestic violence or abuse must be taken seriously and if family members are thought to be in a dangerous situation it must be remedied quickly. It is imperative to have experienced legal representation to make sure your rights are protected, whether you are a victim or being accused of domestic violence or abuse. The law office of Beth M. Terry, P.A., has represented both sides and can help you act swiftly in these matters.

What is domestic violence?

Domestic violence, also referred to as domestic abuse or family violence refers to physical violence or threats of violence between spouses or partners, children, family members, members of the same household, and people in a dating relationship.

Domestic violence includes actions in relationships to gain and maintain power over the other individual and may include:

  • Harassment
  • Stalking
  • Physical Violence
  • Assault
  • Threatening Behavior
  • Sexual contact without consent

Domestic abuse can also take form in neglect. When a parent or caregiver are not providing the children or ward with their basic needs, such as nutrition, educational, emotional, safety, and medical needs.

If you, your children or other family members are the victim of domestic abuse, the law office of Beth M. Terry, P.A., can help you take immediate steps towards protecting them or yourself from further harm. Beth is skilled in obtaining restraining orders that can prohibit the abuser from further violence, threats or contact. Beth will defend your rights and help provide resources to stop domestic violence in your life or the lives of others.

Defense against domestic violence accusations

Domestic violence or abuse allegations can affect your life dramatically and it is important to have an experienced family law attorney to defend you in these situations. These allegations are commonly linked to divorce or other family law proceedings, and can affect your child custody and visitation rights. The law office of Beth M. Terry, P.A., can effectively represent you at restraining order hearings and defend any domestic abuse allegations made against you. Beth has litigated numerous domestic violence cases, and can provide you with dynamic defense services in all family court matters.

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