Domestic violence is not only physical abuse, but can include emotional or mental abuse and psychological intimidation. In any event, domestic violence can inflict fear for your safety and that of your children. Firm principal Edward Smith is dedicated to helping people out of domestic violence situations through every avenue of legal relief that is available. Options include filing restraining orders against the perpetrator of domestic violence and seeking renewals of temporary orders to maximize the duration of the order. If you have been injured by domestic violence, it is also possible to initiate a personal injury lawsuit against the perpetrator, even if he or she is a spouse. Receiving compensation in this situation may provide you with the resources to help you move forward into a life without domestic violence.
Mr. Smith's experience encompasses divorces involving military spouses, domestic abuse, and interstate child abduction and parental kidnapping issues, including child return matters under the International Hague Convention. In fact, his is the only law firm in the area actively handling international child abduction cases.
At the Law Offices of Edward J.S.F. Smith, we are committed to providing high-quality legal representation at cost-effective rates. For the convenience of our clients, we offer flexible payment plans and office hours.
Contact us today for an initial telephone consultation to find out how we can help you find a solution to your legal needs.