Domestic violence is a serious issue that happens all across North Carolina. We see many different types of these cases at Cody Law Firm. Abuse can be physical or mental. It can involve harassment, intimidation or deprivation. Regardless of the type of domestic violence you may have endured, it should always be taken seriously. You should leave your home and go to some place safe if possible. Then, you can proceed to work on your case.
According to DomesticShelters.org, sometimes a person will make false claims of abuse to try to get what they want from the other person. The only way to combat being accused of doing this is to make sure that you are completely honest and that you gather evidence and witnesses to prove your claims are real. When your case gets to court, though, it can be a challenge to prove the allegations, especially if it is not physical abuse because the court can only make a ruling based on the evidence presented.
This does not mean you cannot prove your case. The first thing to do is to understand the state laws regarding abuse because each state defines it differently. You should also seek therapy. Having a trained therapist with you in court can really help you to prove your case. It is also important to gather people who have actually witnessed the abuse to testify on your behalf. Do note, though, that these cannot be people you have just told about the abuse because that is hearsay and will not stand up in court. To learn more about family law and domestic abuse, visit our website.