New Jersey Father Guide to Domestic Violence
Over the years, our domestic violence attorneys have seen firsthand that abuse can happen to anyone, whether male or female. Yet, male victims of domestic violence are often underrepresented and under supported. Many programs for victims cater exclusively to women and children. There is also a stigma in our society surrounding men as victims of abuse which we’ve yet to overcome.
The Micklin Law Group’s attorneys have championed men’s rights in the family law courts for decades; in that time, we’ve seen our fair share of abusive relationships where a man or father is the victim. These cases run the gamut from narcissists to physically abusive partners. The one thing that is true for all victims of abuse is that you deserve to be kept safe and protected from your abuser, and sometimes that means the legal system must get involved.
Leaving An Abusive Marriage
Deciding to divorce your abusive spouse is a great first step toward freedom. However, your divorce may be higher conflict and more difficult to navigate than an uncontested divorce. Divorcing a narcissist in particular can be challenging because they refuse to be seen as the at-fault party and will lie and manipulate everyone around them to come out on top.
Divorce consulting services can help you learn what to expect if you decide to go through with a divorce. It’s a low-pressure way to explore your options even if you aren’t prepared to leave your spouse. Many abusive spouses tell their victims they’ll be financially ruined if they decide to leave. Divorce consulting is one way to anticipate how your finances will actually be affected if and when you leave. It may be the reassurance you need to finally make the decision to move forward with your divorce.
If you’re ready to file for divorce, be sure your divorce attorney for men has the experience needed to keep you safe during the divorce using all available legal tools. You may need to obtain a Restraining Order or another form of legal protection during the divorce, so your lawyer must be experienced in that area.
Many men feel most comfortable working with a domestic violence lawyer for men who understands and validates their feelings and concerns. Some divorce attorneys still don’t believe women can perpetrate domestic violence against their male partners, or that a man in an LGBTQ relationship can be the victim of abuse. Frankly, these are outdated and harmful opinions, and The Micklin Law Group’s attorneys fight on behalf of male victims of abuse and violence to change these misconceptions.
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New Jersey Domestic Violence Lawyer for Men
If you are an unmarried man in an abusive relationship, you may still need legal representation to keep yourself safe. Our domestic violence attorneys for men can help you obtain an Order for Protection or Harassment Restraining Order to keep your ex from contacting you. If you have a child with your abuser, you may also want to seek a custody arrangement that allows you to see your child without having to interact with your ex. We’d be honored to help you remain an active and present father while keeping you protected from your abuser.
In addition to legal services, our attorneys frequently offer men’s resources for domestic violence. We work with a number of professionals in other fields, so we can easily refer you to therapists and other advocates for men who are experiencing physical, emotional, financial, or sexual abuse. There is help for men experiencing abuse or domestic violence, and we’re committed to helping our clients obtain comprehensive assistance.
We know how much courage it takes to speak out against your abuser and how crushing it is to not be taken seriously. Our attorneys will always be on your side. We believe you and we will stand by you during your divorce, custody case, or any other legal case meant to keep you safe.
For assistance obtaining a divorce, Restraining Order, or safe custody arrangement to protect yourself from your abuser, contact The Micklin Law Group’s domestic violence attorneys for men. We have decades of experience assisting men and fathers like you, and we’ll fiercely advocate for your rights. Contact us via our website or call 973-562-0100 for a free consultation with our discreet and knowledgeable attorneys.