Domestic Violence

Domestic violence does not discriminate. It occurs across all racial lines. It occurs at every level of education. Rich or poor, male or female, straight or a member of the LGBTQ community, domestic violence is not picky and anyone can find themselves in a relationship involving domestic violence. What at first can be a shocking, terrifying experience in its first instance can quickly become a routine, though no less scarring, the cycle of abuse which can repeat itself for years.

Domestic Violence Legal Services in Union County

Domestic violence is, rightfully, an uncomfortable and sensitive topic for most people. However, if you have reason to believe you or a loved-one is trapped in the cycle of emotional, psychological, and physical abuse associated with domestic violence, it is absolutely crucial that you understand the protections available to you under North Carolina law.

Leaving a relationship involving domestic violence can be an arduous process. Most victims’ advocates state that the most physically dangerous time for a victim of domestic violence is in the time period immediately after the victim leaves his or her abuser. It is also a chaotic period during which many decisions must be made. While many people think of turning to the police, domestic violence shelters, family members, and victims’ organizations, few consider also contacting their attorney during this process. However, all of these groups are crucial to the protection of victims.

In North Carolina, there are various means of protection which a victim can obtain from the court system depending on the nature of his or her abuse. Remember, once a Domestic Violence Protective Order (DVPO) is granted, there will be additional issues of Child Custody, Child Support, Equitable Distribution and possibly Alimony.

For representation and assistance with these issues, contact the experienced domestic violence and family law attorneys at Weaver, Bennett & Bland, P.A. Call our law office in the Charlotte region at (704) 844-1400 to discuss your legal needs.


For crisis and counseling services, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or TTY 1-800-787-3224—Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

For those in the greater Charlotte Metro area, also contact Turning Point, Incorporated – Domestic Violence Center at (704)283-9150 or Safe Alliance at (704) 332-2513.