Domestic Abuse Allegations in Divorce Proceedings
Suffering domestic abuse can be a paralyzing experience that traps tens of thousands of victims in a difficult to escape situation. As such, divorce or separation in such circumstances becomes a much more complicated undertaking involving many more considerations for your own safety and that of your family.
With the assistance of a skilled attorney who understands the unique needs and dangers of getting out of a violent relationship, you will have the support system you need to effectively manage the legal end of a separation as well as professional guidance and advice on how to best handle such a difficult and dangerous situation. To learn more about your rights and legal options, call our Lewisville domestic abuse attorneys at Alexander & Associates today at (972) 420-6560.
Legal Considerations for Abusive Relationships
In most situations involving abuse, the desire to leave quickly once you’ve made the decision to leave can be overwhelming, but it is important to realize that you will be at your most vulnerable immediately following your departure. Be sure to take action to ensure the safety of yourself and your children by staying somewhere your spouse will not be able to easily find you. If you take your children with you, it is important to consider the following:
- Obtain an emergency protective order which includes language about temporary custody of your children. Leaving without such an order can result in accusations of kidnapping.
- Visitation negotiations in any ensuing divorce proceedings will have to be considered. So long as there is no documentation of violence against the children, courts will likely authorize some form of visitation for the violent parent.
Having skilled legal representation from the beginning of your case can go a long way toward improving your chances of maneuvering through a difficult situation successfully and without serious complications.
At Alexander & Associates, our legal team is dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of our clients and their families. We promise to work diligently for our clients to help ensure that any history of domestic violence is taken into full consideration during divorce proceedings as well as guiding them through the necessities of initiating such proceedings. For a free consultation with an experienced Lewisville domestic abuse lawyer, call us today at (972) 420-6560.