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Domestic Violence Lawyer

Going to a law firm can be intimidating. We get it, but rest assured, we’re here to help you.

Prior Lake, MN Domestic Violence & Abuse Attorney Serving the South Metro

This is an urgent situation, so let’s get right to it. These are the two kinds of domestic abuse:

If your spouse (or significant other) is doing either of these to you, then you’re a victim of domestic abuse. If you’re inflicting either of these on somebody else, you’re a domestic abuser. Whether you’re abused or accused of being the abuser, you’re going to need an experienced family law attorney.

I Was Abused … What Do I Do?

1) Hire a family law attorney to walk you through the next steps.

2) Fill out an affidavit and petition, then file with the court. The petition must include:

3) The perpetrator must be served PERSONALLY. The sheriff will serve the accused.

4) A judge will grant or deny on ex parte if there’s imminent danger.

5) Evidentiary hearing. This is usually a week or less after personal service and includes:

I Was Accused of Domestic Abuse … Now What?

First, you definitely need to hire an attorney. From there, you have three options:

Why You Need a Domestic Abuse Lawyer

Whether you’re the victim or accused of domestic abuse, you need a lawyer. One of the biggest reasons is that different rules of evidence apply. Some examples of problematic areas include:

You’ll also need an attorney for settlement negotiations, such as:

Contact Our Law Firm Today for Your Free Consultation!

At Therres Law Office, our family law and divorce attorney is welcoming, personable, and collaborative. Our team offers a comforting presence and give helpful guidance from a place of genuine care.

But when it comes to unfair negotiations and unfriendly courtrooms, our claws come out. We are probably all that stands between you and an overwhelming judicial system, so we take it very seriously.

We’re eager to wield our experience to help you feel safe and self-assured as you negotiate terms that affect the most precious part of your life — Your family. Call 952-226-2223 for your free consultation!

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