Domestic violence is a distressingly common reality in divorce and family disputes. The emotional strain of a divorce or unexpected life changes, as well as drug and alcohol abuse, are often contributing factors. A pattern of continuing abuse may lead you to pursue divorce as the only way out.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse, it is important to know about available legal protections. For instance, you may be able to obtain a restraining order against the abuser either for past incidents of violence or for potential future harm.
If you or your children are victims of domestic violence, do not wait to take legal action to protect yourself, as your safety and protection are of paramount concern. It is crucial for you to consult with one of our experienced family law attorneys as soon as possible to explore your legal options.
You Are Not Alone · Let Us Help
At SLG our attorneys provide compassionate yet effective representation for victims of domestic abuse. We understand how frightening it can be to endure lasting abuse.
Fortunately, you are not alone. Our attorneys will walk with you every step of the way toward securing a safe living situation and preventing further abuse.
The Far Reaching Effect of Domestic Abuse
Domestic violence has potentially far reaching repercussions. Courts take into account any incidents of domestic violence — no matter how small or isolated — in determining many aspects of divorce and custody cases. Child custody and domestic violence are particularly intertwined when it comes to the determinations and modifications of child custody orders issued by Courts. Our attorneys can assist you with navigating the modification process.
False Accusations of Domestic Violence
In heated divorce and custody situations, sadly it is not uncommon for one party to make unfounded accusations of domestic violence against the other party. Sometimes a party will make such an accusation in an attempt to gain the upper hand in the pending family court proceedings.
Domestic violence allegations are taken very seriously by Courts. If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence in a divorce, custody or other family law case, it is critical to get an attorney on your side. At SLG, we will be strong advocates on your behalf.