is a serious problem here in the United States. More than 20,000 calls
to domestic violence hotlines are made each day, and it is estimated that
more than 10 million women and men suffer abuse from an intimate partner
each year. In many situations, children suffer from domestic violence
as well. According to statistics compiled by the National Coalition Against
Domestic Violence (NCADV), approximately one in 15 children are exposed
to domestic violence each year, nearly 90 percent of whom will be eyewitnesses
Rape, stalking, and physical abuse can have an immense impact on the physical
and mental health of an individual and can have devastating consequences
that can tear families apart.
Tonight, October 26, the Maxwell Hall Memorial United Methodist Church,
located at 601 Centre Street in Downtown Fernandina, will be hosting a
Mission Study on Domestic Violence. Sponsored by the United Methodist
Women of Memorial United Methodist Church, the event will take place at
6:00 p.m. and will feature three guest speakers. This study is sure to
be informative and is an invaluable resource for our community.
If your family is suffering from domestic violence, we urge you to reach
out immediately for help. Please call 9-1-1 if you are in immediate danger,
or call Micah’s Place’s 24-hour, toll-free hotline. You can
www.domesticshelters.org to find a safe place in your area.
Family Law Attorneys in Jacksonville, FL
Owenby Law, P.A. is always available to provide legal assistance for families.
In cases of domestic violence, we can assist with the issuance of orders
of protection (also called restraining orders), as well as a variety of
child custody matters. Pursuant to Florida Statute Chapter 751, we may
also be able to help facilitate temporary custody of minor children by
extended family. This can help ensure the protection of your children
while other divorce and family law matters are attended to.
We have put families first for over a decade.
To find out how we may be able to help you,
call a Jacksonville family law attorney from Owenby Law, P.A.today at (904) 770-3141 to begin discussing your family’s needs.