Domestic Violence

Helping Domestic Violence Victims in Denver

Advocating for your safety and your rights

Domestic violence can take many forms. Physical, verbal, sexual and emotional behavior used to intimidate or control another person can all be considered domestic violence offenses. I can help you secure your safety if you are being abused.

I also recognize how seriously a domestic violence charge can affect you, especially during a divorce, child custody or child support proceeding. Whichever side of a Denver domestic violence issue you are on, I will protect your rights.

Defining domestic violence

The Colorado legislature clearly defines domestic violence as any act or threatened act of violence on a person with whom the actor (perpetrator) is or was in an intimate relationship.

The law defines an intimate relationship as any type of romantic relationship, past or present, including:

  • Married and unmarried couples
  • Same gender couples
  • Couples who are dating
  • Couples who have lived together
  • Couples who have had children together
  • Couples who are still together
  • Couples who are no longer together

The violence can happen repeatedly or only occasionally. It may include:

  • Physical assault
  • Threatened physical harm
  • Sexual assault or abuse
  • Harassment or stalking
  • Intimidation
  • Emotional abuse
  • Forced isolation
  • Economic abuse

In any type of dispute that involves domestic violence, Denver-based legal help with detailed knowledge of state guidelines gives you an advantage in resolving your case successfully.

Defending women and men facing domestic disputes

At the law office of Denver divorce lawyer Karin Johnson Chatfield, both men and women can find compassionate, experienced help for domestic violence issues.

I fully understand the gravity of a domestic abuse allegation. The effect on you, your family and your future can be very serious. As a Denver child custody attorney for more than 25 years, I am fully aware that divorce, child support and custody proceedings can all be negatively impacted. Aconviction may affect current and future employment and carries a threat of deportation for non-citizens. I can help you fight these charges and rescue your reputation.

Get immediate help from a Denver domestic violence attorney with a free initial phone consultation

No one should suffer at the hands of someone they love. I can resolve your domestic violence dispute and help you find the safety you need. Call me at 303.777.3899 or contact Karin Johnson Chatfield LLC online. My office is conveniently located in downtown Denver. I am happy to schedule an evening or weekend appointment if needed.