If you or your children face threats from your spouse, you need help. It will not get better and it may get worse.
Though men are also victims of domestic abuse, the New York State Office for Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV) reports 85 percent of the victims of intimate partner homicides in 2010 were women.
In part, the State of New York defines domestic violence (DV) as a pattern of coercive tactics perpetrated by an adult intimate partner with the goal of establishing and maintaining control… Violent behavior is not limited to physical abuse—it may take the form of emotional, psychological, sexual, or other abuse.
If in a troubled relationship and concerned for yourself and your family, here are steps you can take to regain your safety and peace of mind:
The first step to ending domestic violence is recognizing it. Call my office, or contact the OPDV—but get help.
As a Buffalo divorce lawyer for 25 years, I have devoted myself to solving the problems that affect families throughout the Buffalo metropolitan area and Western New York. As a family law attorney, I make it my goal to create a partnership of trust with my clients. People put their trust in me to handle cases that can potentially have a long-lasting impact on not only their lives, but the lives of their family as well.