Protection for Victims of Domestic Violence in the Gay and Lesbian Community

The horror of Domestic violence is not restricted to opposite sex couples.

Domestic violence is an issue that plagues many relationships. Domestic violence is not restricted to heterosexual couples. The gay and lesbian community is also affected. Unfortunately when acts of domestic violence occur in same-sex relationships they are oftentimes not addressed properly. The vast majority of incidents of violence between same sex couples and spouses are not reported to the police or addressed in court. Fortunately, even if a victim has not reported a past incident of violence or a threat of harm to the police, he or she may still obtain protection through a temporary restraining order obtained in family court. A Domestic Violence Temporary Restraining Order ("DVTRO") is an emergency order made by a family court judge to protect a person and even their children or others if needed.

The attorneys at Claery & Hammond, LLP can assist victims of same sex domestic violence by obtaining a DVTRO for their immediate protection. These lawyers are committed to advocating for their clients and their clients' safety is the highest priority. The entire staff at Claery & Hammond, LLP takes pride in their compassionate, forward thinking and open-minded attitudes. Contact an attorney at Claery & Hammond today for more information. Remember always contact 911 in the event of an emergency.

Domestic Violence is never okay.

Claery & Hammond, LLP

"Progressive, Forward Thinking and Dedicated Attorneys at Law"

- Lance Claery, Partner