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Domestic Violence Attorneys in Houston

Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence

In an ideal word, people would behave in a way that doesn’t antagonize or victimize others. However, that is often not the case. Victims of domestic violence know all too well the psychological trauma that can affect how they react to save themselves or their children.

Texas has laws in place to protect you and your child from further harm, but the first step is acknowledging the problem and knowing your options for moving forward. In such cases, it is highly recommended that you consult with a professional family law attorney in Houston with experience in domestic violence to maximize your legal protection. At Walters Gilbreath, PLLC, we have experience in handling domestic violence cases. You can rely on us to provide award-winning advocacy during your domestic violence case.

Schedule a consultation online, or call us at (844) 451-1220 to meet with one of our Houston domestic violence lawyers today.

Texas Law on Domestic Violence

Under the Texas Family Code, domestic violence involves disputes between family members, or household members, that stem from threats or actions from one member against the other, with the intent to cause or threaten physical harm or injury. The Family code defines domestic violence to include acts between blood relatives. Domestic violence can also involve foster parents, roommates, and people who are or were romantically involved or living together.

Overcoming Barriers for Reporting Domestic Violence

Reporting an abuser can be an extremely difficult undertaking for victims of domestic violence. Among the several obstacles that can hinder a victim’s ability to escape from their abuser are:

  • Dependency on the abuser’s wealth
  • Threats of further violence directed towards the victim’s loved ones
  • Concerns about inappropriately publicizing a “private matter”
  • A desire to honor wedding vows
  • The abuser profusely apologized
  • Distrust of the justice system

Children and Domestic Violence

Surviving child abuse can negatively affect a child’s psychological and physiological wellbeing into adulthood. Children who witness violent domestic disputes have issues maintaining healthy relationships with people in the future. Childhood emotional trauma can result in reduced brain volume leading to disrupted brain functions responsible for regulating survival instincts. While escaping the situation may feel impossible, remember that you and your child deserves a better life and a better future.

Thankfully, escaping from domestic violence in a relationship can be accomplished with help. The law provides special protections for victims of domestic violence, including employment protections to ensure employers do not punish victims of domestic violence for leaving their abusers and seeking help. Victims can eventually learn to reject the notion that they are helpless and confront their oppressors with the full force of the law at their back.

Please callWalters & Gilbreath at (844) 451-1220 to learn more about your legal options. Request your initial consultation with an experienced domestic violence attorney today!

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