Family law cases that involve accusations of domestic violence often bring two court systems together. On the family law side, you might have a divorce and child custody cases. On the criminal law side, you might have criminal charges for the accusations.
For the person who is facing the domestic violence accusations, life is going to be in an upheaval for a while. One thing that you have to think about is that these cases usually come with some restraining orders that will prevent you from living at home unless the alleged victim is the one who moves. This could pose an immediate issue for you.
Another thing to think about is that you might not be able to see your children in an unsupervised environment. This could have a negative impact on your parent-child relationship even if you didn't harm the child at all. The court usually tries to err on the side of caution for the children so you have to take this into account when you are trying to determine how you are going to handle the case.
We understand that all of this is troubling for you. We are here to help you explore your options for both types of cases so that you might be able to move forward with your life again soon. These options are usually dependent upon the circumstances of the case and what the accusations against you entail.
Throughout your case, we will work with you to get the information that you need. This can help you make decisions about your case and possibly other areas of your life.