The current pandemic has caused a great strain on the lives of many people all over the world. One way in which it has impacted the lives of many people is it has caused a rise in domestic violence incidents and has increased the need for help in these situations. A number of people have faced being turned away from certain services due to their being overwhelmed and having to postpone their help. This includes services that could help a person get away from an abuser such as legal help for divorces. Though the resources are strained, it is important for instances of abuse to still be reported to the authorities. In addition to reporting abuse, legal counsel should be secured to help with any legal matters related to the violence. An Oregon family attorney can help you with the processes necessary to ensure your safety and that of your children.
Why Instances of Domestic Violence Have Increased
The quarantine has required everyone to stay home and drastically decrease time spent away from home. Given that requirement, people have to stay home in a confined space for long periods of time with abusive spouses. This has caused the number of arguments to increase leading to more violent incidents. In turn, police response and safety resources are less available to those who need them.
If you have been the victim of domestic violence and are looking to get a divorce, an Oregon family law attorney will help you start the process. If there are children involved in the marriage, an Oregon family law attorney will help create a plan that determines how they will spend time with the other parent if it is safe to do so.
As you prepare to initiate a divorce an Oregon divorce lawyer at Goodfellow Law will help you along the process. Contact our office for a consultation.