Unfortunately, domestic violence occurs on daily basis in many families. As lawyers who often encounter cases of domestic violence in their work, we are extremely aware of the fact that it is necessary to react fast in such situations. Time is always essential in these proceedings, which is why we are always ready to react quickly to protect the client and his family. On the one hand, it is important to protect the victim of violence from possible further escalation of violence, and on the other hand, it is necessary to react quickly in order to provide evidence for further proceedings.
Our domestic violence lawyers help clients in the following cases:
Representation in domestic violence proceedings
If violence occurs, we provide the necessary legal protection to our clients in civil and criminal proceedings.
Request for urgent action
If it is necessary to react urgently, our lawyers can help you get one of the urgent measures for protection against violence in order to avoid irreparable damage.
Revocation of protection measures
If the previously imposed measure of protection against domestic violence is no longer needed, we can help you in the process of revoking the imposed measure.
Protection against false reporting of violence
In criminal proceedings, we defend clients from false reporting of domestic violence, i.e. we represent clients in civil proceedings when against them is filed lawsuit for domestic violence.
Deprivation of parental rights
A parent who in any way commits violence against a child, as if he does not otherwise act in the best interests of the child, may be deprived of parental rights.
Divorce because of the violence
Violence between spouses is one of the common causes for divorce. Our lawyers can effectively help you with protection against violence on the one hand and divorce proceedings on the other.
What are the forms of domestic violence?
When we talk about domestic violence, we primarily mean the physical abuse of one family member against another. But domestic violence is much wider than that. In addition to physical violence, domestic violence can be psychological, verbal and sexual.
How to stop domestic violence?
- File a criminal complaint for domestic violence
- File a lawsuit to a civil court for protection against domestic violence
How to prove domestic violence?
When it comes to physical or sexual abuse, proving it can be relatively easy. Among other available evidence, reports from doctors describing the victim’s injuries are the most valid before the court.
However, when it comes to psychological abuse, proving is much more difficult because there is no physical evidence. Therefore, in these cases, it is important that there is at least some material trace of abuse (sms, e-mail) or witnesses (family members or other persons) who can testify that there is domestic violence.
Who is a family member in terms of protection from domestic violence?
- spouses or ex-spouses
- children, parents and other blood relatives, and persons in in-laws or adoptive relatives, or persons who are bound by foster care
- persons living or persons who have lived in the same family household
- extramarital partners or former extramarital partners
- persons who have been or are still in an emotional or sexual relationship with each other, or who have a child together or the child is about to be born, even though they have never lived in the same family household
What are the urgent measures of protection against domestic violence?
- issuing an order for the eviction of the perpetrator of domestic violence from the family apartment or house, regardless of the right of ownership or lease of real estate
- issuing orders for the victim of violence to move into a family apartment or house, regardless of the right of ownership or lease of real estate
- prohibition of approaching a family member at a certain distance
- prohibition of access to the area around the place of residence or place of work of a family member
- prohibition of further harassment of a family member
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