Domestic Violence and Abuse

Grand Rapids, Michigan Domestic Violence Lawyers

Domestic Violence and AbuseHe’s charming around your friends and family but abusive behind closed doors. If you’re being verbally, emotionally, financially, or sexually abused, it’s time to educate yourself, and take action. You’re not crazy, you’re not alone, and you don’t have to be a victim. At DAWN, our attorneys and other professionals help you regain control of your own decisions and your life’s direction. Contact our domestic violence lawyers for a fresh start.

Protecting Women’s Rights

At DAWN, we have more than 60 years of combined experience discussing the following with clients. We’ve helped women in similar circumstances gain the courage to admit they’ve been hit, kicked, slapped, and punched in a relationship that is intended to be most intimate. And we’ve helped them end that cycle of abuse.

  • What constitutes abuse?
  • How to report abuse
  • How to protect yourself from abuse with a personal protection order

While aggressively pursuing women’s legal rights, we impress upon them the following, while clearly explaining the legal process, custody issues, and potential financial outcomes.

  • Domestic violence against women is not right;
  • you don’t have to tolerate abuse;
  • DAWN will help protect you so that you no longer suffer abuse.

Escape The Abuse.

Getting divorced doesn’t heal you emotionally; it is necessary to build a network of supporters who reinforce a positive self-image to help you get through the challenges of a major life change. The counselors involved with DAWN help you understand how you got into an abusive relationship, and, more importantly, how to avoid abuse in your future. We also have connections if you seek emergency shelter.

Child Abuse

We help you understand the following concerning child abuse, and what constitutes abuse versus discipline. We also discuss supervised visitation, which parent has physical custody, and the social worker’s role in the process.

  • How do I prove child abuse?
  • How do I document abuse against my child?
  • How does abuse affect custody?
  • How do I protect my child from future abuse, especially relating to custody?

Protect your children. Protect yourself. Contact our Grand Rapids spousal abuse attorneys, and take control of your life.