With domestic violence back in the news
in recent weeks, the family lawyers at Corso Law Group think it’s important to provide a few reminders to women who feel they have no where else to turn.
A recent event in Mesa
shines a spotlight on just how difficult it can be for a woman to extricate herself from an abusive relationship. Attorney Christopher P. Corso, who prosecuted abusive husbands and domestic violence cases, believes it most important for women to use the protections available to them.
“As hard as it may seem to do, my advice would be to go to a shelter,” Corso said. “Get out of there and deal with it through legal channels.”
According to Corso, removing yourself from the relationship is always the best first option in stopping the abuse.
“From outside the how, you can seek the protections that the law affords you,” he said. “You always start with an order of protection. Family courts typically offer an order through the divorce proceedings.”
Courts are usually sympathetic to the case of a battered or abused woman, Corso said. Not offering legal protections can end up escalating the situation, they reason.
“This is why they charge these cases so frequently,” Corso said. “That’s why you almost always get an order of protection when you request it. If they don’t protect the woman, they’re possibly exposing her to more harm.”
Of course, handling such matters on your own can be difficult. That’s why Corso suggests consulting an attorney who handles such cases.
“Most attorneys will listen to your situation and offer advice during an initial consultation,” he said. “More times than not, these consultations are free.”
For more information, or to schedule a free consultation, please contact the family law attorneys at Corso Law Group at (480) 471-4616.