Abused men

In Patón & Asociados we defend the equality of all victims of any kind of violence, especially that which takes place within couple relationships. So when the Gender Violence Act created an inequality among the victims we became the first shipment of Spain specialized in the defense of battered men.

Since then we offer a comprehensive treatment for victims with a deeply specialized legal defense includes a psychological cabinet that can address this difficult personal and social situation with maximum guarantees.


Abuse in the family is a social scourge endured by both, men and women; however cases of abused men are almost never spoken about.

There is a highly influential sociological current that tries to hide that along the cases of abused women there are similar cases of men suffering from abuse at the hands of their own couples.

This inequality, protected by the law in force, not only protects abusive women against their partners, but also gives them the possibility of bringing false accusations to court with impunity, leading men to a distressing court procedure and to a difficult to overcome social isolation, whether they are convicted or not.

We know all the legal options available to abused men, so, after carefully studying the case, we can offer our clients the most appropriate defense for their situation.


Domestic and gender violence are a terrible scourge in our society. But this obvious reality cannot hide another that is evident and increasingly frequent: False gender violence reports and legal claims are common practice in order to obtain additional benefits in a divorce or to get custody of the couple’s children.

Furthermore, along with these false allegations of gender violence, we at Patón & Asociados are increasingly having to defend clients from false allegations of sexual abuse of children, a way serving the same purposes as above but, if anything, even more effective.

At Patón & Asociados we are experts in defending victims of false reporting and so we are able to ensure a very effective defense.


At Patón & Asociados we are aware that the custody of children is one of the causes used to attack a man during a divorce or separation. Joint custody is still in its infancy, and it is still common that women are granted custody of the couple’s children.

Many men feel lost in this situation; unable to find the legal defense that these cases require they end up taking a passive approach focused on alimony and visitation, without exploring all real options a man has.

Our experience in the defense of men makes us pioneers in applying for and getting shared custody and even sole custody for men, so we can ensure the best defense of their interests.


Due to the importance of the personal and financial interests discussed, really difficult divorces are increasingly frequent where all kinds of blackmail and even legal complaints are used.

In these situations, men often are at a disadvantage given the special protection that both the law and the institutions give women. It is therefore necessary to entrust their defense to specialized attorneys who will not be satisfied with a moderately bad resolution, but who will fight to get a fair sentence.

Our broad experience in defending men means that we can offer the best guarantees in these rupture processes.


Gender-based violence is that suffered by women at the hands of their partners or former partners, providing that these are men. In these always despicable cases, we often encounter the difficulty that the victim is not fully aware of being abused. Also, the fear of the consequences that reporting the perpetrator may bring might make these acts go unpunished and women to remain unprotected.

At Patón & Asociados we have over 30 years of experience in assisting victims of domestic violence, so we can offer the best guarantees for the defense of their interests.


We defend the same level of protection for the victims of any kind violence in a family or couple. Given the delicate situation in which members of the LGBT community might find themselves, our team specializes in providing them legal advice and defense.

If this is the case, do not hesitate to contact us, we can help.