Domestic Violence Is A Serious Matter
Domestic violence in Texas or anywhere is a serious matter in regards to personal safety, criminal matters and emotional abuse. Shane and our team at Kersh Law Firm takes domestic violence matters very seriously and is prepared to vigorously represent our clients. It is important to have a clear understanding of what falls into the category of family violence or domestic violence in Texas.
According to the Texas Family Code, family violence means:
- An act by a member of a family or household against another member of the family or household that is intended to result in physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault or that is a threat that reasonably places the member in fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault, but does not include defensive measures to protect oneself
- Abuse by a member of a family or household toward a child of the family or household
- Dating violence.
Family violence is not taken lightly, nor is it dismissed without investigation.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of family violence, then you should report it to the proper authorities. If you are uncomfortable contacting the local authorities feel free to contact our office in Pearland or Houston and we will provide counsel.
If you or someone you know has been alleged to have committed family violence, then you should speak to an attorney to understand the charges that have been brought against you and your rights.
Contact our Pearland or Houston Family Law Offices and we will assist you when dealing with you family violence matters.
Updated January 14, 2020 by Shane