Mendel Colbert & Associates, Inc. concentrates its practice primarily in the area of family law. Unfortunately, many family law cases are complicated by domestic violence considerations. We often deal with issues of domestic violence, either as part of a larger family law case or in the context of a client who needs to seek, or defend against, a civil protective order.
Domestic violence takes many forms. It can be an episode or a pattern of physical abuse, and that is what many people think of when they hear the term. But domestic violence can also include the threat of physical abuse as well as emotional or sexual abuse, controlling the abused partner economically, isolating him or her from support systems, or using threats to children or pets to control the abused partner’s behavior. The common thread is that domestic violence gives an abuser control over a victim through fear and intimidation.
If you have experienced domestic violence and need help, know that you are not alone. We regularly help our clients through the process of obtaining protective orders for their safety.
If you have been accused of domestic violence and need help defending against a civil protective order, our experienced attorneys can help you navigate the court process.
The existence of domestic violence in a household affects the way Alaska courts look at family law cases such as divorce, custody and visitation. Some family law attorneys prefer not to handle cases that involve domestic violence because of the layer of complexity it adds to a legal matter. We believe that people who are experiencing domestic abuse deserve strong advocacy, not refusals of help. We understand how issues of domestic violence can impact your case, and we don’t shy away from dealing with those complexities. We are available to help you with all aspects of your family law case.
Mendel Colbert & Associates, Inc. serves clients throughout Alaska, from Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley to remote villages. If you have been a victim of domestic violence, or have concerns about a pending or potential case involving domestic abuse, contact Mendel Colbert & Associates, Inc. online or at (907) 279-5001 to discuss how we can help you.