CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Within their lifetime, one in three women and one in four men1 have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. Throughout the month of October, in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Sodoma Law, P.C., a leading Family Law firm headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, is taking action to raise awareness of the legal options domestic violence victims have for themselves and their children.
"On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls2 placed to domestic violence hotlines," said Amanda Cubit, Family Law Attorney at Sodoma Law. "Each of those calls indicates an individual looking for encouragement, direction, and sometimes a means of escape. It is very important for these victims to know the law can be a resource for them and that they have the right to a safe living environment."
#DVAM2016: Law Firm Shares "Escaping Domestic Violence" eBook http://bit.ly/2dMn2XB via @SodomaLaw #ThisIsDV
To help provide legal insight and guidance for leaving a dangerous relationship, Sodoma Law has published a "What You Need To Know" eBooklet. The pamphlet highlights the importance of contacting authorities, developing a safety plan, and preserving evidence such as photos, text messages, and phone logs. It also speaks to what to do if children are involved.
"As a law firm that has always had the mission of protecting children and their families, October is a very important month to us," said Nicole Sodoma, Founder and Managing Principal of Sodoma Law. "1 in 15 children are exposed3 to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence. Escaping a dangerous relationship can often not only save a victim's life, it can also give their children a better future."
For more information on Sodoma Law's domestic violence practice, please visit https://www.sodomalaw.com/faqs/domestic-violence/.
About Sodoma Law, P.C.
Sodoma Law, P.C. is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the historic Walter Brem House, with three additional locations in Charlotte and in Monroe, Union County. The firm's areas of practice include Family Law, Assisted Reproductive Technology, Adoption, Employment Law, Estate Planning, and Business Law. Like Sodoma Law on Facebook, follow them on Twitter (@SodomaLaw), and follow Managing Principal Nicole Sodoma (@NSodoma).
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