Domestic violence is an unfortunate reality in many marriages and romantic relationships. If you are the victim of domestic violence, it can be difficult and even dangerous to contemplate ending the relationship. Even though they are not at fault, victims of domestic violence may feel shame and have difficulty talking about what goes on in their home. The presence of domestic violence in a relationship affects many aspects of your legal case. It is relevant in the areas of parenting and legal decision making plans, it must be considered when deciding how and when to divide up property and possessions, and it makes it vitally important that the victim of the domestic violence be comfortable being candid and honest with their lawyer about their experiences. In choosing a lawyer, it is important to find a lawyer who is competent and experienced in practicing family law. It is just as important to choose a lawyer with whom you feel comfortable being open and honest. The same is true for the lawyer’s staff. We realize that is an important aspect of your choice of representation, and we want clients who trust us and feel comfortable with us.