Located In East Brunswick, New Jersey – Domestic Violence Attorney Frank Tournour
At Tournour Law in East Brunswick, New Jersey, we are strongly committed to helping victims of domestic violence reestablish their well-being and independence. Attorney Frank Tournour has enabled numerous victims of spousal abuse to take the steps necessary to secure their freedom and safety, as well as that of their children. If you live in New Jersey and are in need of expert legal representation because of domestic violence you’ve experienced, please read the information below and contact Frank Tournour today to schedule a personal consultation.
Domestic violence generally refers to violence, such as physical or sexual abuse, committed by one family or household member against another. A particular act need not be physical to constitute domestic violence, but only cause the victim concern for his or her safety. Examples include verbally expressed threats to push, kick, hit or sexually assault the victim. Acts such as trespassing, burglary and kidnapping also fall into the category of domestic violence.
The law provides battered spouses and children in danger with several forms of protection designed to shield them from their abusers. If you have been subjected to domestic violence, you have the right to:
- File a domestic violence complaint
- Seek a restraining order
- File for divorce, child custody and child support
- Pursue criminal charges against your abuser
Through extensive experience in New Jersey law, domestic violence lawyer Frank Tournour can help you complete the steps necessary to gain independence from your abusive partner and protect any children you have. In addition, we can determine whether your circumstances warrant a marital tort lawsuit, which could provide you with compensation for your injuries. Please read on to learn about how a marital tort suit may be in your best interest.
Marital Tort Suits
If you are going through a divorce and have suffered significant injuries from your spouse, you may be entitled to file a marital tort lawsuit. A marital tort suit is a civil action that enables battered spouses to seek compensation for their injuries. Because marital tort lawsuits are typically handled in civil or family court, they do not result in criminal penalties against the accused parties, but only in the issuance of damages.
In 2003, Mr. Tournour took part in the first jury trial for marital torts conducted in Middlesex County, New Jersey. The case involved a woman who had been repeatedly victimized by domestic violence and was diagnosed as having battered woman syndrome. Our attorney represented the woman in court and obtained for her an award totaling $400,000. Mr. Tournour’s successful handling of this case not only provided his client with a safer, brighter future but also helped open the door for other battered spouses to seek compensation for their injuries. If you live in or around East Brunswick, New Jersey, and have suffered from domestic violence, please contact family law attorney Frank Tournour today to find out whether you may be entitled to damages for your injuries.
Defending Against Domestic Violence Allegations
Our attorneys can also provide you with effective representation if you’ve been accused of spousal abuse. A person who is accused of domestic violence and placed under a restraining order will have his or her rights severely limited and be at a disadvantage when it comes to seeking child custody or visitation. Because allegations of domestic violence often affect people for the rest of their lives, it is in the best interests of those accused to seek competent, professional counsel right away. Working out of East Brunswick, New Jersey, domestic violence attorney Frank Tournour has extensive experience handling spousal abuse claims and can provide you with the representation necessary to protect your reputation as well as your rights. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.
Contact Domestic Violence Attorney Frank Tournour
We are dedicated to providing exceptional legal representation to victims of domestic and spousal abuse. Please contact our office located in East Brunswick, New Jersey, if you’ve suffered domestic violence and need an experienced lawyer to help restore your sense of safety and well-being. As qualified attorneys, Tournour and Weiner will work diligently to see that your welfare, as well as that of any children you have, is secured.