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Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is something that can occur in any family and is very prevalent in our society. Much more than a criminal charge, domestic violence is about your family and your ability to have a healthy relationship with your children. If you are either the victim or the accused in a domestic violence charge, it is important to understand your rights and have an experienced attorney on your side to assist you with the legal remedies available.

Our compassionate family lawyers at The Law Offices of Daniel J. Brazil, P.A. understand the affect that domestic violence can have on a family. We can guide you towards an outcome that is best for everyone involved. Contact our offices for a free consultation at 612-874-6109.

Definition of Domestic Abuse and the Minnesota Domestic Abuse Act

Minnesota statutes define domestic abuse as: physical harm or fear inflicted by a family member or criminal sexual conduct committed by a family member (family member is broadly defined as spouses, children, or relatives living in your home, cohabitants and parties with a child in common).

Under the Minnesota Domestic Abuse Act, the victim may seek relief and obtain an Order for Protection (OFP). In these circumstances, if there is a threat of immediate and present danger of domestic abuse, a court will grant a temporary order for protection. Once a temporary order is granted, a full hearing on the petition for the order of protection will take place. The alleged abuser is entitled to an evidentiary hearing in order to prove that the act of domestic violence did not occur.

The Law Offices of Daniel J. Brazil, P.A. can help you with this process. Please contact us for a free consultation at 612-874-6109.