Washington County Attorneys Aid Clients in Domestic Abuse Cases

Experienced with domestic abuse cases in Washington County, Dakota County, Burnsville, Stillwater and Woodbury, MN

If you are the victim of domestic abuse, the attorneys at Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A. are ready to help. Our Oakdale law firm focuses on family law, allowing us to stay on the cutting edge of developments in case law and statutes. With more than 60 years ’ combined experienced, we can help you resolve any family law problems you face.

What is domestic abuse?

Abuse takes many forms and can have long-lasting effects on family members, in addition to the immediate disruption of daily life. In Minnesota, “a domestic violence-related offense” is defined as any of the following, if committed against a family or household member:

  • Murder
  • Assault
  • Domestic assault
  • Domestic assault by strangulation
  • Criminal sexual conduct
  • Malicious punishment of a child
  • Terroristic threats
  • Violation of domestic abuse Order for Protection
  • Violation of domestic abuse no-contact order
  • Violation of harassment restraining order
  • Harassment or stalking
  • Interference with an emergency call
  • A violation of similar laws of any other U.S. jurisdiction

For purposes of the domestic violence laws, a family or household member includes:

  • Spouses
  • Former spouses
  • Parents
  • Children
  • Other blood relatives
  • Persons residing together or who have resided together in the past
  • Persons who have a child in common (or a child on the way)
  • Persons involved in a romantic or sexual relationship

Under Minnesota law, anyone who is the victim of domestic abuse may petition a court for an Order for Protection. An Order for Protection orders the abuser to stop harming or threatening you and your children. When an Order for Protection has been issued, the abuser must stay away from your home, workplace, school or other locations frequented by you and your minor children.

Contact a Minnesota domestic abuse attorney to discuss your case today

With an office in Lakeville, Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A. serves clients in Washington County, Dakota County, Burnsville, Eagan and Woodbury, MN. Let us help you with your domestic abuse issues. Contact us online, or call us at 651-379-3024. We are committed to protecting you.

Contact the Firm


Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A.


20856 Holyoke Avenue,
P.O. Box 369,
Lakeville, Minnesota 55044