Domestic Violence and Abuse

Are you a victim of domestic violence or abuse.

Domestic violence and abuse  comes in many shades:  is not limited to physical abuse,  and will also include mental, verbal, and emotional abuse.

Women are the primary victims of domestic abuse, especially violent abuse. The various forms of domestic violence and abuse include:

  • Intimidation and use of threats, such as threatening to leave you, threatening to commit suicide, or threatening to hurt you
  • Emotional abuse, which includes humiliating you, making you feel guilty or crazy, isolating you from friends
  • Economic abuse, such as preventing you from earning money or making you beg for an allowance;
  • Sexual abuse, which means treating you as a sex object or making you perform sex acts against your will

Emergency Protective Order issued under KRS 403.740

Victims of domestic violence can obtain protective orders. If you obtain an order of protection in Family Court, a judge can also protect your children.

An Emergency Protective Order issued under KRS 403.740 will last two weeks, after which you will go back to court and have your case heard by a judge.

Domestic Violence Order

A more permanent order can be issued If the court finds that violence has occurred and is likely to reoccur. Violation of the Domestic Violence Order may trigger serious criminal charges

Have you been arrested for domestic abuse? Have you been served with an order for protection?

Having been arrested or charged with domestic abuse, or served with an order for protection, can have serious consequences on your rights to your home and to your children, including your right to custody or visitation.

Goldberg Simpson family law attorneys can help you fight any allegations and charges, and  Help you avoid jail time or paying fines.

Experienced Louisville Domestic Violence and Abuse Lawyer


We help injured families in Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green, Paducah, Ashland, Owensboro, Elizabethtown, Madisonville, and Pikeville, Kentucky. Call 502-589-4440 for a free confidential consultation.

Goldberg Simpson will help you recover financial compensation for your injuries, and generate the best outcome. Goldberg Simpson can help clients with domestic violence and abuse, throughout the greater Louisville, Kentucky area, including the Kentucky counties of Adair, Allen, Ballard, Barren, Breckinridge, Butler, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian, Clinton, Crittenden, Cumberland, Daviess, Edmonson, Fulton, Graves, Grayson, Green, Hansock, Hart, Henderson, Hickman, Hopkins, Livingston, Logan, Lyon, Marshall, McCracken, McLean, Metcalfe, Monroe, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Russell, Simpson, Todd, Trigg, Union, Warren, and Webster, as well as the Anderson, Bath, Bell, Boone, Bourbon, Boyd, Boyle, Bracken, Breathitt, Bullitt, Campbell, Carroll, Carter, Casey, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Estill, Fayette, Fleming, Floyd, Franklin, Gallatin, Garrard, Grant, Greenup, Hancock, Hansock, Hardin, Harlan, Harrison, Henry, Jackson, Jefferson, Jessamine, Johnson, Kenton, Knott, Knox, Larue, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, Lincoln, Madison, Magoffin, Marion, Martin, Mason, McCreary, Meade, Menifee, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Nelson, Nicholas, Oldham, Owen, Owsley, Pendleton, Perry, Pike, Powell, Pulaski, Robertson, Rockcastle, Rowan, Scott, Shelby, Spencer, Taylor, Trimble, Washington, Wayne, Whitley, Wolfe and Woodford.

If you or a loved one is in need of legal assistance, call Goldberg Simpson at 502-589-4440.

The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before a specific date, (statute of limitations). Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.