ROCKVILLE, Maryland – October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an effort launched in 1987 to connect and unite individuals and organizations working on and raising awareness about domestic violence issues.
Domestic Violence Attorneys Marjorie G. DiLima and Dorothy R. Fait, Managing Partner and Partner, respectively, of Fait & DiLima, LLP, a firm with over 30 years of experience, offer their support to domestic violence victims. If you feel the need to protect yourself and your family from the threat of domestic violence, the team at Fait & DiLima, LLP stands ready to help.
“Although October is designated as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, many people deal with this potentially life-threatening problem daily,” says DiLima. “At Fait & DiLima, LLP, we also understand that domestic violence can be more than physical. It has a broad definition that can involve other members of the household. From our experience working with clients, we know the emotional nature of domestic violence on the affected parties and the community. Our team provides a guiding hand for those who seek our assistance with domestic violence matters. We applaud this year’s efforts by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and urge everyone coping with domestic violence to visit their website to donate and discover resources for bringing awareness to this vital issue.”
“It’s important for people to know that domestic violence is not literally confined to the physical space of the house but encompasses the definition of people living with each other,” adds Fait. “While penalties for domestic violence depend on the specific offense, they can include probation, paying fines, attending educational courses about domestic violence and abuse, losing the right to own firearms, and a prison sentence. In addition to these penalties, domestic violence charges against a defendant impact child custody, financial support, and passing a criminal background check for employment. At Fait & DiLima, LLP, we can process protective orders against the person accused of domestic violence. A protective order forbids the accused from contacting or being around the accuser’s presence and any minor children involved. It can also prohibit the individual from living in the same home, making threats, or taking pets or children. If firearms are involved in the incident, they are asked to surrender them. Due to the multiple factors involved and the urgent nature of the issue, we encourage anyone who needs help with a domestic violence case to contact us to schedule a consultation at (301) 251-0100.”
About the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
THE NATIONAL COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE’S VISION
We envision a national culture in which we are all safe, empowered, and free from domestic violence.
THE NATIONAL COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE’S MISSION
Our mission is to lead, mobilize and raise our voices to support efforts that demand a change of conditions that lead to domestic violence, such as patriarchy, privilege, racism, sexism, and classism. We are dedicated to supporting survivors and holding offenders accountable, and supporting advocates.
About Fait & DiLima, LLP
Our mission at Fait & DiLima, LLP, is to provide exceptional representation to individuals involved in Maryland family law disputes. Our family law attorneys have over 50 years of combined legal experience and have received numerous accolades and awards for their work in family law. Attorneys Dorothy Fait and Sylvia Borenstein are also licensed in the District of Columbia. We are successful because we combine our extensive legal experience with a client-centered approach that recognizes family law matters’ deeply personal and sensitive nature. We believe that advocating for our clients while navigating the emotional aspects of any family law case is just as important as achieving a favorable legal result.
We represent clients in Montgomery and Frederick Counties and throughout Maryland. Call our law office today at (301) 251-0100 to learn more about how we can assist you.