Family Law / Domestic Violence

GLS staff have been trained, specifically, on the dynamics of domestic violence and working with survivors in a compassionate and empowering manner.

Our attorneys provide assistance in all areas of civil, family law cases where there has been domestic violence or child abuse. This includes the following types of services:

  • Injunctions for Protection against: Stalking, Domestic, Dating, or Sexual Violence/Abuse
  • Dissolution of Marriage (divorce) Proceedings
  • Injunction Compliance Hearings
  • Paternity Actions
  • Parenting Plans & Timesharing Cases
  • Child Custody/Visitation
  • Child Support Matters
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Relative Caregiver Child Custody

If full representation cannot be provided in your case, we strive to provide an attorney that can guide and assist you in this critical time of need by:

  • Reviewing forms before you file them;
  • Assisting you to prepare for hearings; and/or
  • Going over the next steps in your case.

If you do not feel safe from your abuser, we urge you to contact a domestic violence shelter. The following shelters can help:

Please be aware that the websites you visit are often stored in your computer's memory. If you share a computer with your abuser, he or she may be able to review the sites you have visited. The safest way to search for information on the Internet is at a local library, public school, friend's house, or office location.