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How to File for a Domestic Violence Claim

by | May 31, 2022 | Blog |

Dealing with domestic violence is something no one should ever have to go through. The unfortunate reality is that this is a very real and serious matter that occurs more often than you may think. It’s important to understand that domestic violence impacts everyone, regardless of location, income level, job, religious beliefs or any other additonal factors. The traumatic, stressful situation of abuse within a family is one that deserves to have light shed on it; victims need to be informed and ready to handle whatever comes their way. 

From understanding your legal rights to knowing exactly what a claim may result in, staying informed is essential throughout the process. If you are looking into filing a domestic violence claim, we are here to help you understand the best way to handle the situation in a timely and dignified manner.

Know Your Options

Before you begin the process of filing a claim, it is essential that you are well-informed about all of your options. Whether you want to go through with a restraining order, press criminal charges or contact the police, you must take action as quickly and safely as possible in order to keep yourself and any other victims safe. Be sure you carefully consider your options and take the action necessary to get yourself out of the dangerous situation as soon as you can.

Understand the Costs

An unfortunate truth when it comes to litigation is that it can be a very long and expensive process. While your well-being is of the utmost importance, ignoring the financial implications of filing a claim is only a disservice to you. It is necessary that anyone filing such a claim must prepare mentally and financially. Depending on the situation and law firm you choose, however, your attorney may agree to arrange that you only pay if you win your case; nevertheless, you need to be aware of the costs that come into play when filing your claim.

Hire an Experienced Attorney

Hiring an experienced attorney is one of the most vital steps in filing your claim. Your attorney is there to advise you, educate you and support you every step of the way. At Holman Law Firm, we are determined to work with you with compassion and persistence as we lead you through this difficult time. In addition to representing you in court, we are experienced in providing resources for safe housing, therapy and other nonlegal help you may need once all is said and done.

Once you have hired your attorney and are informed of your options and the costs that come with such litigation, you can proceed confidently towards filing a claim. If domestic violence has become a part of your daily life or divorce process, please call us at (850)-290-0588. You can trust us to handle this delicate but important family issue with professionalism, skill and discretion. We offer compassionate representation for victims of domestic abuse and will treat your case with the utmost care.

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