Domestic violence impacts the entire family. From the adults to the children, any human in the house is likely affected by the incidents that occur. Unfortunately, there are times when innocent people, such as the children, suffer more than the adults.
When domestic violence and family law intersect, there is a fine line that must be respected. There are several points that will come up when the court is trying to decide what to do in these matters. We can help you to ascertain how these areas might affect your side of the case and what choices you might have for your side.
One issue that comes up is the safety of the children. The court must decide if there is reason to believe that the person who is accused of domestic violence will turn on the children. This has to be balanced with the benefits that could come from the child having a relationship with both parents.
The court has several options for handling these situations. The accused parent might be ordered to have supervised visitation. The court might find that there isn’t any danger to the children and regular visitation may be ordered. In extreme cases, the court may forbid contact between the accused person and the children.
As you can imagine, these cases are hard for everyone involved. No matter which side you are on, we can help you to learn about your options to resolve the matter. This isn’t always easy, but we will stand by your side to ensure that your rights are respected throughout the case.