Providence Domestic Violence Attorney
Providence, RI Family Lawyer Fighting for Your Protection from Abuse
Defined as the violent acts of a family member, domestic violence is a very real concern today in America. In fact, the United States Surgeon General has suggested that the act of domestic abuse is not just a common concern in our country, but it is the leading health concern. If you or a loved one is a victim of abuse, know that you're not alone and that you do not have to continue suffering. I, Steven G. Wright, Esq., am a dedicated advocate for victims of domestic violence and I can help you obtain protective orders from the court to keep you and your family safe. If the abuser is a parent or spouse, I will also help you through the process of divorce in order to further distance you and your children from the abuser.
What is considered domestic abuse in Rhode Island?
Domestic violence is not always physical beating, though this is a frequent concern. Domestic violence as defined by the U.S. Department of Justices Office on Violence Against Woman is said to be the pattern of abuse from someone in any relationship. This may be a parent-child, spouse-spouse, other romantic relationship, or household guest. When these acts of abuse or violence are used as a means of harm or seeking control, it is deemed as abuse. Common forms of abuse:
- Physical Abuse: Any form of beating or violence, depriving someone of medical care, forcing them to take drugs, etc.
- Emotional Abuse: A consistent pattern of ruining self-esteem, harming a person's relationship(s), etc.
- Sexual Abuse: Any form of forced sexual contact or intercourse
- Economical Abuse: When a spouse/abuser seeks to make their victim of abuse financially dependent on them
If you are a victim of abuse and are immediate danger, be sure to contact your local authorities right away. For any other questions you may have regarding domestic violence, orders of protection or divorce, please call my office to speak with a family law attorney in Providence .