Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is unfortunately prevalent in many relationships and may include harassment, assault, sexual abuse or neglect.  If you or someone you love has been physically or emotionally abused by their spouse or another relative, you should contact the police and an experienced lawyer who can inform you of your rights.  Ms. Carter will work to obtain an order of Protection from the Court to ensure your physical safety.

In case of marital abuse, if you wish to pursue a divorce in light of the events, Ms. Carter can advise you on the best steps to keep you safe and dissolve the marriage as fast as possible while keeping your best interests in mind.

As a former special victims prosecutor, Ms. Carter understands the sensitive nature of domestic violence and will strive to provide you with peace of mind throughout the proceedings.  Should you require additional support beyond the legal realm, Ms. Carter can refer you to other professionals and resources to address all of our needs and begin the healing process.