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Domestic Violence

Albuquerque Domestic Violence Lawyer

Assertive Representation for Victims of Abuse

If you are going through a divorce in the midst of a domestic violence situation, the lingering effects of the abuse—not to mention having to see your abuser in court—can further complicate the issues at hand. The very act of litigation can sometimes place you in a position to be further victimized by your spouse, former partner, or family member. Whether you are the victim of a domestic violence incident or you have been wrongly accused of committing an act of domestic violence, our Albuquerque domestic violence attorneys are well-versed in the law in order to advise you of your options. Recent changes in the Family Violence Protection Act have caused this firm to treat domestic violence situations differently than we have in the past.

Why Would A Domestic Violence Case Be Dismissed In NM?

In domestic violence cases, the rules change considerably. The victim might request that the prosecution drop the charges, but it is unlikely to happen because they will assume that the victim is doing so out of fear or coercion. Most jurisdictions, including Albuquerque, have a zero-tolerance policy for domestic violence abuse.

Call (505) 544-5126 to schedule a consultation with one of our Albuquerque family law attorneys today.

If your domestic violence situation involves a household member, you may obtain an order of protection pursuant to the Family Violence Protection Act. If the incident did not involve a household member, you must obtain a civil restraining order. In either case, the court will prohibit contact between the perpetrator and the victim generally upon the request of the victim alone. A temporary order will be put in place for two to three weeks until the court sets a hearing where both sides will be heard. Based on the evidence presented at the hearing, the judge may or may not prohibit further contact. You should seek legal assistance from an experienced Albuquerque domestic violence lawyer for legal help during this time.

We would suggest being prepared to offer:

  • Witnesses
  • Photographs
  • Other evidence

Contact Cortez & Hoskovec, LLC Today!

At Cortez & Hoskovec, LLC, we represent perpetrators who have been served an order of protection or restraining order, or victims who require an order of protection or restraining order to keep themselves and/or their children safe. Our Albuquerque family law attorneys will help you fill out the necessary paperwork, accompany you to court if that is what is needed to ensure your safety, and help you get through the process smoothly.

Contact us at (505) 544-5126 to learn more!

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