Victory for the Victim
Posted on Jul 22, 2013 10:18am PDT
One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime
. My client, let's call her Laura, is one of those women.
Laura was beaten day after day, month after month, and year after year
by her husband whom she met in 2001. Despite the two wonderful children
they had together, Laura's husband threatened her at gun point, slammed
and threw her into walls and doors, and verbally abused her to the point
she thought she was worthless. Her husband also left threatening messages
on her phone explaining in detail how he would beat, rape, and kill her
if she left him. After one particular beating, Laura spent three months
in the hospital recovering from her injuries.
The abuse became too much for Laura. She took her children and found a
Laura contacted my office to obtain a
Family ViolenceTemporary Protective Order. Taking this step is a difficult part of the process for many individuals
who are abused, as most of the time the victims of domestic violence do
not want their relationship to end; they just want the violence to stop.
Richman Law Firm fought hard for Laura and her children. Today, on July
19, 2013, the judge granted Laura a one year protection order. We won,
and now Laura is free. Free from the abuse, free from the threats, and
free to live her life.