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Murfreesboro TN Domestic Abuse Lawyer

Escape a harmful situation with assistance from a compassionate domestic abuse lawyer

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, in the United States, approximately 20 people every minute are physically abused by a romantic partner. Tragically, one in three women, and one in four men report being the victim of some type of domestic violence at some point during their lifetime. In many situations, domestic violence becomes even more serious and turns to rape, stalking, and sometimes even homicide. Courageous victims who want to put an end to this unacceptable treatment can turn to the Law Office of David L. Scott for assistance. Here, victims receive the compassionate representation they deserve from an experienced Murfreesboro domestic abuse lawyer. We help you move toward a better, safer future.

Seriousness of the problem

Domestic violence is a serious problem. Unfortunately, punishments are often light for individuals who choose to violently attack their partners. Domestic violence makes up 15 percent of the nation’s violent crimes, and 19 percent of domestic violence involves the use of a weapon. Having a gun in a home where domestic violence is present increases the risk of homicide by 500 percent. One in seven women and one in eighteen men report having been stalked by a romantic partner to the point that they believed they would be harmed or killed.

The impact of domestic violence is significant and far-reaching. Domestic violence is associated with a higher rate of depression and suicidal behavior. Additionally, one in fifteen children live in a home where they are personally exposed to domestic violence. Our Murfreesboro domestic abuse attorney is committed to protecting victims of domestic violence.

How to stop domestic violence

Every state has taken recognition of the problem of domestic violence and has instituted steps to protect victims. One common way to put an end to domestic violence is to obtain a protection order. This is a court order that instructs the defendant not to have contact with the victim. Additionally, such a temporary order can direct the abuser to:

  • Move out of a shared residence temporarily

  • Refrain from indirect communication with the victim

  • Stop harassing, violent conduct or stalking of the victim

  • Refrain from going to the victim’s workplace and other known places he or she visits

Additionally, a victim who obtains an extended order of protection can receive additional protections and rights, such as:

  • Possession of the home and an order that the abuser permanently leave the home

  • Receipt of suitable alternative housing if the abuser is the sole owner or lessee of the home

  • Temporary custody or temporary visitation rights to the minor children shared by the victim and the abuser

  • Child support and spousal support

  • Mandatory counseling

Obtaining an order of protection in Tennessee

Under Tennessee law, allegations to support an order of protection must include statements that the abuser has:

  • Physically hurt the victim, attempted to hurt the victim or put the victim in fear of physical harm;

  • Threatened the victim of serious physical harm;

  • Restrained the victim;

  • Destroyed or damaged the victim’s property deliberately; or

  • Injured, attempted to injure or put the victim or his or her minor child in fear that the abuser would injure a household pet

Orders of protection are also available if the abuser sexually assaulted or stalked the victim.

Contact us if you are the victim of domestic abuse

Our Murfreesboro domestic abuse attorney at The Law Office of David L. Scott has assisted with family law issues, including domestic violence cases for nearly two decades. Attorney Scott assists domestic violence victims and pursues every possible avenue to protect them from danger. Schedule a free, confidential consultation with Murfreesboro domestic violence lawyer David L. Scott by calling 615-896-7656 or contact us by email.

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722 South Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

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Nashville, TN 37205

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