A child custody case that involves accusations of domestic violence is a trying situation for both parents. The parent who is making the claims against the other parent might be fighting to stop the alleged abuser from having time alone with the children. The alleged abuser might not ever have laid a hand on the children and might not have any intention of abusing the children. They might just want to move on with life and raise their children.
When this type of case goes before the court, the best interests of the child become the focal point. The court must determine what to do about the accusations. Much to the dismay of the alleged abuser, an order for supervised visits might be placed until the suitability of unsupervised visits is determined.
We know that there aren’t any easy answers in these cases. The children probably want a relationship with both parents, but the court will usually err on the side of caution. If you are the parent who is facing these accusations, you need to find ways to bond with your children. This isn’t always an easy thing to do when you only have supervised visits. You should just try to make the best of the situation anyway.
Fighting for a child custody order you feel is appropriate is a challenging battle. We are here to help you find options that might help you. If you are the person who has been accused of domestic violence, you also have to think about your criminal defense, which is another serious battle.