Hidden beneath the curtain of silence are the victims of domestic violence; a trait that remains active even as a couple is going through a divorce. Domestic violence and divorce rights do not stop at physical abuse but also includes restriction of freedom as well as coercive control of resources. In 2016, a report on the divorce rate in the United States in 2016, by state conducted by statistics indicated that Utah was ranked 14th with an estimated divorce rate of 3.6 per 1,000 population. Most of the recorded divorce cases by the state revealed that domestic violence as a primary cause of separation; however, 65% of all the aforementioned separation incidences highlighted a form of harassment even during the time of separation. Divorce in itself may be a triggering factor for domestic violence as one party infers operation to abandonment. In fact, in most cases of domestic violence divorce reported in the state of Utah issues regarding abuse are augmented at the time when an individual decides to leave a potent relationship.
Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence by Serving Protective Orders
Attorney David Pedrazas has been actively providing his professional help to couples during and after the tough times of divorce for over a decade and a half. His commitment has seen him going significant experience dealing with cases involving domestic violence protecting the right of all parties from both sides of the divide without discrimination. It should be noted that domestic violence traverses beyond physical abuse. Consequently, any actions that are inclusive of emotional frustration, financial sidelining as well as intimidation or isolation are considered as acts of domestic violence. In order to protect a client from physical or mental harm, both Attorney Pedrazas and his dedicated staff are committed to filing for a protective order or temporary restraining order against the accused swiftly making sure no damage is done.
Challenging Erroneous Protective Orders
Nevertheless, it is not unusual for a client involved in a divorce to contact us explaining how they have been served with a restraining or protective order and how to prove domestic violence in divorce, charged with domestic violence devoid of any such actions. Such cases are brought about by the inappropriate filing of a protective order in order for a party to have an unfair advantage in children custody. In this case, Utah divorce attorney Pedrazas dedicates all available resources to challenge the erroneous protective order restoring the right of the client in the process.
Salt Lake City, Utah Divorce attorney David Pedrazas provides services 24 hours 7 days a week throughout the year and include hotlines and active chats offering free case evaluations. His commitment in protecting either party in both cases is unpatrolled a factor that has seen him Voted Top 10 Attorneys in Salt Lake City, UT, and Best Divorce Attorney for two years, 2014-2015 by the National Academy of Family Law Association and the American Institute of Family Law respectively. Attorney Pedrazas has a philosophy that has always been to educate his clients on legal issues surrounding divorce and domestic violence. Contact The Law Office of David Pedrazas by giving us a call at 801-263-7078 and have your solution today.