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Victims of domestic violence can often feel trapped in the situation because of the presence of children, a lack of resources, or simply fear of more severe abuse if the victim tries to leave.
There are, of course, many self-help resources for victims of domestic violence, such as the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, which recently announced it has partnered with the NFL to promote and fund its domestic violence hotline and other programs. Victims of domestic violence can, and should, also call the police if they are subject to physical violence or threats of violence.
In addition, victims of domestic violence may consider retaining a domestic violence attorney. So what can a domestic violence attorney do that might be otherwise difficult for you to do on your own? Here are five ways a domestic violence attorney can help:
Dealing with domestic violence can be challenging, both emotionally and legally. To learn more about domestic violence laws and resources, head over to FindLaw's Domestic Violence section or click on the first link below to find an experienced domestic violence attorney in your area.
Meeting with a lawyer can help you understand your options and how to best protect your rights. Visit our attorney directory to find a lawyer near you who can help.