Maria* was afraid of her son’s father, Sergio. When Sergio would begin drinking, his temper grew violent, and he would beat her. She was afraid that he would kill her or hurt their infant son, Carlos. One day, after a night of drinking, he began to hit Maria in the presence of their son. Maria called family and got to safety, but she was unsure about the future. A DLK attorney helped Maria get a no contact domestic violence order that protected her from Sergio. She was also awarded temporary sole custody of her son. Now Maria can begin again, and Carlos is now in a safe and non-violent home.
*names have been changed