Helping You Protect The Safety Of Your Family In Domestic Violence Situations
If you are facing domestic violence, it can be difficult to know who to turn to for help. For your safety, you may need a protective order for you and your children. Domestic violence can also affect short- and long-term visitation and child custody rights. It is essential for the health and safety of you and your children that you have an experienced, compassionate family lawyer on your side.
At Quackenbush Legal, PLLC, our attorneys focus on family law and have helped many families like yours with protective orders and stalking injunctions.
If you or your children’s safety is in danger, we recommend that you call 911 first before contacting Quackenbush Legal, PLLC, for further help.
What Are My Rights Under Utah Law?
Under Utah law, domestic violence is defined as a pattern of abusive behavior of one partner toward another. An arrest may be made if there is probable cause that the abuser has recently injured the victim, violated a protective order or if the accused may hurt the victim again. Utah courts take domestic violence seriously. For further information on getting help, visit Salt Lake City’s police page about domestic abuse. It lists steps and resources to get you and your children back on their feet safely.
If you have been accused of domestic violence, it is a serious matter. Some of the consequences could be:
- Losing your parental rights
- No longer being allowed to possess a firearm
- Potential felony charge if you already have a domestic violence conviction or a conviction for violating a protective order
Having an experienced law team like Quackenbush Legal, on your side can help mitigate the potential long-term consequences of a domestic abuse accusation. We can help protect your parental and other rights that can be at risk after a domestic abuse accusation.
Schedule A Free Consultation To Get Started
If you have questions about how to seek protection from domestic violence or have concerns about how a domestic violence situation could impact child custody or divorce proceedings, please reach out to our compassionate team of attorneys today. We can provide you with insight during a free initial consultation. To reach our Murray office, contact us online or call 385-955-5901.