Fairfax Family Law Attorneys
How a Domestic Violence Charge Can Impact Your Divorce
Domestic violence is physical force or threat of force against a current
or former spouse, child, parent, partner, or other household or family
member. An accusation of domestic violence can include emotional abuse,
sexual abuse, neglect, stalking, financial abuse, intimidating threats,
How do Domestic Violence Allegations Affect You?
Domestic violence accusations have serious ramifications on divorce proceedings,
especially in cases where children are involved. Before awarding custody,
a court will consider the child’s emotional and physical best interests,
including parental stability and home environment.
In most cases, supervised visitation can be granted. In some extreme cases,
however, a pattern of domestic abuse can result in an individual having
his or her parental rights terminated completely.
If you have been accused of domestic violence, you can be served with a
restraining order or a permanent protective order.
This may result in the following:
These factors are only involved in civil proceedings. You could also face
criminal charges of
domestic violence, which can additional severe penalties or even jail time.
You Have Rights
In many cases, individuals can abuse the laws against domestic violence
in order to leverage divorce proceedings in their favor. Whether you have
been accused of domestic violence or you face abuse from your spouse,
the legal team at Langone & Fasullo, PLLC may be able to fight for
your rights in a divorce proceeding. Let us help protect your livelihood
and your future.
To benefit from nearly 30 years of combined legal experience, contact our firm
at (703) 391-1161 today! Our consultations
are always confidential.