Illinois Psychological Domestic Violence Law Firm
St. Charles Psychological Domestic Violence Attorneys
Domestic violence is a complex issue that affects many women in Illinois and in the United States as a whole. It is a common misconception that in order for domestic violence to exist, one or more physical altercations must have taken place. Even if your partner or former spouse has never physically assaulted you, you may still be a victim of psychological domestic abuse.
If you or someone you care about has been the victim of psychological domestic violence, you need to seek guidance from a law firm with experience in this type of case so that you can protect yourself and anyone else who may be in danger. If you are being accused to domestic violence, it is just as important to seek guidance from the right lawyers to ensure that you are able to mount a vigorous defense and find an equitable resolution.
Who is involved in domestic violence?
Often, individuals assume that domestic violence can only take place between a husband and a wife. However, the Illinois Domestic Violence Act considers violence on any of the following people as potentially involved in domestic violence, whether it is physical violence or psychological:
- Former spouses;
- Other people related by blood;
- Other people related by present or prior marriage;
- People who have dated or been engaged; and
- A disabled individual and their assistant.
What is psychological domestic violence?
Domestic violence includes both physical and psychological harm done by one individual to another. Psychological domestic violence often involves harassment and intimidation. The effects of psychological domestic violence can last longer than the effects of physical violence, resulting in increased rates of depression and suicide for victims of this type of violence.
If you are being accused of domestic violence, the penalties you may face are severe. You need to seek guidance from a law firm that understands this area of the law and has the experience in Illinois psychological domestic violence defense cases.
At Donahue & Sowa, our lawyers have decades of experience with clients who have found themselves in this unfortunate situation. We can help you seek justice for your unique situation, whether that involves mounting a rigorous defense against the charges or seeking reasonable penalties, such as counseling for first-time offenses. Contact us today to set up an appointment. We represent psychological domestic violence clients from all parts of Illinois, including Naperville, St Charles, Cook, Kane, and Will counties.