Family Violence Lawyer in Austin, TX

Helping to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse in Travis County

At Andrae Law, PLLC we understand how family violence can shape the lives of victims and leave them hurting for years to come. Every year, millions of men, women, and children are left physically or emotionally injured by people with whom they once shared a relationship. We believe that you not only deserve your peace of mind back but justice for what you have endured.

What is Family Violence?

Family violence can be defined as violent acts committed between family members within a household. This can apply to dating partners as well. A family member can be a related blood member, former spouse, people who take care of the same child, or even a foster parent. A household basically means that people are living together in the same house even if there is no relation.

The Two Main Types of Family Violence

There are two types of family violence that are recognized by the court. These are:

  • Physical violence- Any situation that threatens to cause bodily harm, does cause bodily injury, or leads to any physical contact the other person may regard as offensive

  • Emotional violence- Includes intentional verbal threats, rejection, put-downs, isolation, bullying, or fear mongering

Both forms of family violence have long-lasting emotional, psychological, and even physical ramifications. If you or a loved one have been the victim of either type of violence, you should speak to an Austin attorney immediately to learn how you can be helped.

False Accusations of Violence

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for a partner to make false or exaggerated claims of family violence in order to gain a leg up in custody or divorce proceedings. This should be taken very seriously as domestic violence charges can have serious ramifications on your future. Contact an Austin family violence lawyer today to discuss what can be done to reclaim your reputation.

Texas Family Code § 71.004

According to the Texas Family Code, dating or cohabitating partners, ex-spouses, former partners, and current spouses all qualify for protection under state law. If you or a loved one are the victim of family violence or the victim of false allegations, our team of Austin attorneys has extensive experience handling these cases.

Andrae Law, PLLC is here to help. Set up your first consultation today at (512) 668-7133.

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