Domestic Violence and Divorce

Domestic violence damages the lives of an estimated four million people every year–the vast majority of them women.  Domestic violence impacts not only the victim but children, relatives and friends as well. There are studies that show that violence occurs at least once in as many as two-thirds of all marriages. Moreover, Roughly 40% of all physically abused children have also witnessed physical violence between their parents. If you or someone you know is currently involved in an abusive relationship, divorce may be the best option. Courts, as well as we as a society, have become very aware of domestic violence as a precursor to greater violence and in some tragic cases homicide.

If you or someone you know is the victim of domestic violence it is critical that you or they are protected from becoming a statistic. Learn your legal options. The New Jersey family lawyers at The Montanari Law Group assist clients in Passaic counties with all types of family law  and criminal law matters. For our attorneys, it has been our honor to serve as trusted legal resources for surrounding communities. If you have questions regarding alimony, domestic violence or any other family law matter, contact us online or by phone today at (973) 233-4396 for a free consultation.

Protect Yourself and Your Children Passaic County Family Law Attorneys

Many people feel as if they just can’t handle dealing with the legal system on top of the abuse they have or are suffering.  However if your spouse is violent it is highly recommended to take immediate action.  Call the police if necessary. First of all the police can see to both your as well as your children’s physical safety. In addition the police should be able to connect you with the domestic violence relief agency in Passaic county. They can give you advice and direct you to a safe shelter.

It is important to remember that if you fear for your or your children’s safety you should leave the house. You must take all steps necessary to protect your safety and the safety of your children. Only after you and your children are safe is it time to focus on legal issues.

If neither you or your children are in imminent danger it may not be wise to leave the house or remove the children without your spouse’s consent without speaking with an attorney first.

The Role of Divorce in Ending the Cycle of Domestic Violence Essex County Divorce Lawyers

According to, many children exposed to violence in the home are also victims of physical abuse. Moreover, children who witness domestic violence or are victims of abuse themselves are at serious risk for long-term physical and mental health problems. Furthermore, children who witness violence between parents may also be at greater risk of being violent in their future relationships. If you are a parent who is experiencing abuse, it can be difficult to know how to protect your child.

Removing yourself as well as your children from an abusive relationship is recommended for both your health and physical safety as well as that of your children. Divorce, though daunting, could be the one and only path to future happiness.  It is critical to know all of your options.  An experienced attorney can make all the difference toward securing your future safety and peace of mind.

Contact a Patterson NJ Divorce Lawyer for Assistance

If you are involved in an abusive relationship and are contemplating divorce, it is crucial that you have an experienced and dedicated lawyer to help you understand your rights and your options. The family law attorneys at The Montanari Law Group have decades of experience compassionately working with clients in Clifton, Wayne, Little Falls, Patterson, West Millford, Woodland Park and all over Passaic County. Contact our attorneys in Passaic County at (973) 233-4396 to speak with an experienced NJ family lawyer.



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