Domestic violence may be harassment, assault, sexual abuse or neglect, and unfortunately, it occurs in many relationships. If you, or someone you love, was physically or emotionally abused by a spouse or other relative, contact the police first, and then call Jim Holliman. He will obtain an Order of Protection from the court to ensure the victim’s physical safety.
Domestic Violence in Alabama
In Alabama, domestic violence is taken very seriously. A first assault is a Class A Felony punishable by a one-year imprisonment without probation or good-time credit. This punishment is doubled if an Order of Protection issued by the court is in place at the time of the assault.
Many people think domestic violence is between a husband and wife. Alabama law has a wider definition of domestic violence. The victim may be a current or former spouse, parent, child, anyone with whom the defendant has a child in common, a current or former household member, or someone who has or had a dating or engagement relationship with the defendant.
In the case of marital abuse, if you wish to pursue a legal separation or divorce, Jim Holliman can advise you on the best way to keep you safe and dissolve the marriage as fast as possible, always keeping your best interests in mind. Our staff understands the sensitive nature of domestic violence and strives to help you achieve peace of mind throughout the proceedings.
Reach Out to Us
Domestic violence raises emotional and legal challenges for all parties involved. It is essential that you surround yourself with trusted advisors and friends. If support beyond the legal realm is needed, we can refer you to other professionals and resources to address all of your needs and begin the healing process.
Jim Holliman, our family law attorney, provides the legal and emotional support that will get you back on your feet. You can survive domestic violence.
Call us today at 205-663-0281 if you want to know more about how to deal with and prevent domestic violence. Jim Holliman will help.
Jim Holliman, Family Law Attorney