An estimated 4 million women in the United States are battered each year by their husbands or partners. Approximately 95% of the victims of domestic violence are women. Approximately 40% of all physically abused children have also witnessed physical violence in their homes. Many children who are abused, or who witness abuse of their mothers, grow up to become abusive themselves or become victims of domestic violence.
Domestic violence can be physical or emotional. Domestic abuse can figure substantially into alimony and child support settlements awarded by the North Carolina Courts. This is a complex area where the advice and counsel of a competent North Carolina Divorce attorney will be important to you and your family.
North Carolina’s Domestic Violence laws provide prompt and effective relief. Please see the North Carolina Bar Association publication “Domestic Violence: A Practical Guide for Survivors” (PDF) for additional information.
If you or your children have been victims of Domestic Violence, Rowland & Yauger are thoroughly familiar with the protections available to you under North Carolina law.
Rowland & Yauger are capable and experienced North Carolina Criminal and Divorce attorneys ready to answer your domestic violence questions. Let us help you resolve these stressful and confidential matters with the knowledge, experience and personal attention you need.
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