By virtue of executive proclamation, the month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Westport, Connecticut.

As noted by Westport’s First Selectman Gordon F. Joseloff, “Domestic violence should not happen to anyone.  There is no excuse for abuse.  It is not a family business, and should never be considered nor treated as a socially-acceptable behavior.”

Indeed, domestic violence is a crime, and is frequently the basis for (or perhaps a symptom of) divorce proceedings.  More and more, in the field of divorce litigation, our lawyers handle the complex matters which relate to incidents of abuse within the home – including those issues relating to the criminal prosecution itself as well as the ongoing security of the victim.

At our firm, we have decades of experience dealing with divorces, restraining order petitions, and criminal litigation – often in situations where the three matters run concurrently.  We are similarly experienced with those unfortunate circumstances in which false allegations of criminal abuse have been improperly levied to gain advantage in divorce proceedings.  We handle all types of divorce and child-custody matters, including post-judgment matters, in Westport, Fairfield, Greenwich, and the entire Fairfield County area.

At every turn, our lawyers aggressively seek to advance the rights of the innocent, to protect the victimized, and to correct injustice.

By: H. Daniel Murphy, Esq.

Our firm in Westport serves clients with divorce, matrimonial, and family law issues from all over the state including the towns of: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Bethel, Branford, Bridgeport, Brookfield, Cheshire, Danbury, Darien, Derby, East Haven, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Middlebury, Milford, Monroe, Naugatuck, New Canaan, New Fairfield, New Haven, Newton, North Branford, North Haven, Norwalk, Orange, Oxford, Prospect, Redding, Ridgefield, Seymour, Shelton, Sherman, Southbury, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Wallingford, Waterbury, West Haven, Weston, Westport, Wilton, and Woodbridge.

If you have any questions or would like to speak to a divorce law attorney about a divorce or familial matter, please don’t hesitate to contact Joseph Maya and the other experienced attorneys at Maya Murphy, P.C. at (203) 221-3100 or to schedule a free initial consultation.