Understand How Domestic Violence Can Affect Your Divorce

Bringing a Domestic Violence Case

If you have been the victim of domestic violence, my main concern is that you are currently safe and will remain so in the future. When you retain me as your attorney at the Law Office of Fred Allentoff, we will discuss your current situation and personal safety concerns. There are a number of legal avenues and options available to seek immediate relief, if needed, as well as practical solutions for permanently resolving disputes in an ethical and legal manner. I understand that issues of violence are sensitive and emotional.

I provide caring and compassionate service, practical advice and assertive representation. Contact me today to discuss your domestic assault situation.

Defending Against Domestic Violence Accusations

Unfortunately, there are times when allegations of domestic violence are weak and a pretext to gain some advantage in connection with a separation or to gain temporary custody of a child or exclusive use of a residence. The result in these matters can be devastating and it is critical that you are capably represented. I represent and defend those accused of domestic violence abuse to ensure that they receive capable representation and to minimize the harsh consequences which frequently follow such an event.

Resolving the Legal Issues of Household Violence

Issues of domestic violence are extremely serious matters that require immediate attention. If a person has experienced any of the following from someone with whom he or she has a special relationship as defined by Maryland law, he or she may qualify for relief if he/she has been a victim of an act of abuse. Some examples of acts deemed to be "abuse" are as follows:

  • An act that causes serious bodily harm
  • An act that places a person eligible for relief in fear of serious imminent bodily harm
  • Assault
  • Rape, attempted rape or sexual offense
  • False imprisonment

Domestic abuse matters can be addressed in either civil or criminal court, and the serious penalties can include:

  • Restraining order and restrictions on communications and contact
  • Loss of right to live in your home
  • Loss of child custody on a temporary basis
  • Loss of child visitation rights on a temporary basis
  • Payment of emergency family maintenance
  • Limitations placed upon your ability to participate in ADR/mediation services

Contact a Baltimore County Domestic Abuse Lawyer

From offices in Owings Mills, Maryland, the Law Office of Fred Allentoff represents family law and general practice clients in communities throughout the Greater Baltimore area. Contact Owings Mills domestic violence lawyer at my law firm to discuss your important legal matter.

My office is conveniently located one block off of Reisterstown Road, is accessible by bus, and within walking distance of the Owings Mills Metro station. Free parking is available. As a convenience to my clients, I accept credit cards as payment.