Gay and lesbian couples face the same problems that all couples face, including domestic violence. Domestic violence may be physical, sexual or emotional, and is defined in New Mexico law as violence between spouses, domestic partners and cohabitants. If you need help understanding domestic violence laws in New Mexico, contact the Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer today.
Filing an Order of Protection in New Mexico
If you are a victim of gay spousal abuse, or violence involving your domestic partner, Albuquerque, New Mexico domestic violence lawyer Dorene A. Kuffer can help you to obtain a Domestic Violence (DV) Order of Protection to keep you safe and prevent further violence or contact with the offender. An order of protection is important to your safety. It prevents your partner from contacting you and may be granted on a temporary or permanent basis.
Dorene Kuffer understands the many issues involved in gay spousal abuse, including how it will affect your divorce, the dissolution of a domestic partnership agreement, child custody and child visitation. Dorene Kuffer is a compassionate LGBT domestic violence lawyer who has spent over 30 years advocating on behalf of her clients and will work to resolve your case quickly.
False Allegations – Gay Spouse or Partner Abuse
Sometimes allegations about domestic violence are false. A frivolous accusation of domestic violence can affect your child custody and visitation, so it’s important to take any claims or charges of domestic violence seriously. Contact Dorene Kuffer immediately if you’ve been charged with domestic violence to minimize the damage that false allegations can cause.
Contact a Domestic Violence Lawyer
Dorene Kuffer has over 30 years of experience as a successful attorney representing LGBT couples in all aspects of family law, including LGBT divorce, domestic partnership agreements and dissolutions, restraining orders, domestic orders of protection and child custody. If you need assistance in any family legal matter, contact our Albuquerque, NM law office to schedule a consultation with Dorene Kuffer.