Domestic Violence

Rockville Lawyer Supports Domestic Violence Victims

Compassionate but tough representation

If you or your children have been victims of domestic violence, the first step you should take is to seek safety and call the police. The next step is to call an attorney who can help protect you against further violence or abuse. At the Law Offices of Ellen L. Lee in Rockville, we have many years of experience in working with the courts to issue protective orders against abusers.

Domestic violence includes threats and humiliation

Physical, verbal, emotional and sexual abuse within a household constitutes domestic violence. Some of the more common acts of domestic violence include:

  • Using physical violence as punishment for disobedience
  • Instilling fear of physical injury, emotional trauma or other violent consequences
  • Insults, humiliation, degradation or other verbal and emotional abuse
  • Exerting financial control to the point of withholding joint funds, preventing a spouse from earning money or keeping a spouse on an unreasonably small allowance
  • Preventing social interaction
  • Violent tantrums that destroy property
  • Forcing sexual intercourse or other intimate acts

While this is by no means a complete list, if any of these examples describe your situation, or if you have been the victim of another type of abuse, a Rockville domestic violence attorney from the Law Offices of Ellen L. Lee can help you end the violence and protect yourself and your children.

Orders of protection in Rockville

If you are the victim of domestic violence in Maryland, our lawyer can help you attain a protective order against your abuser. An order of protection (commonly known as a restraining order) prohibits your abuser from trying to have any contact or communication with you, and bars the abuser from entering or remaining at the marital home.

Domestic violence and divorce

In Maryland, domestic violence is grounds for an absolute divorce. Your family law attorney can help expedite the divorce process when domestic violence is involved. We also will work to devise a custody and visitation arrangement that protects your child’s safety.

Seek help today

If you’ve been the victim of domestic violence, consult a Rockville lawyer from the Law Offices of Ellen L. Lee to learn your legal options. Call our law firm today at 301-417-5351 or contact us online to schedule a consultation. Conveniently located two blocks from the Rockville Courthouse, our law office serves clients in Montgomery County and throughout Maryland. We also have a satellite office in Bethesda.