The Effects Of Domestic Violence On Family Law Issues

Whether you're the one experiencing abuse or the one facing allegations, domestic violence accusations can have a profound effect on family law proceedings, oftentimes complicating an already challenging situation.

Allegations must be vetted and proven or disproved at all costs because they can not only lead to orders of protection, but accusations can also affect whether a parent retains their right to hold custody or if they must visit their child under supervision.

We Understand The Major Issues At Hand

At the law office of Michelle A. Barry, P.A., we empathize with victims of domestic violence and will do whatever it takes to seek orders of protection to keep spouses and children safe from harm.

We also understand that there are two sides to any story and that false allegations of abuse or violence can wreak havoc on a spouse or parent's life. That's why we will also represent people who are falsely being accused of abusing their children or loved one. We pride ourselves on seeking the truth at our firm and we will do whatever it takes to do the same for you and your family.

Helping Victims Find Protection From The Courts

Everyone should have the right to feel safe in their own home — free from abuse or the threat of violence. Unfortunately, in households where spouses and children are facing domestic violence, it can be hard to feel safe in your home without first seeking help from the courts.

At our firm, we help victims seek a protective injunction (also called a restraining order) that prohibits certain actions by your aggressor. If that individual violates the restraining order, he or she may be arrested.

Our goal is to help victims get their lives back and feel safe in their own homes again.

Defense Against False Allegations

In particularly contentious divorce cases, it's not uncommon to hear stories about a spouse making false allegations of domestic violence against their partner in order to gain sympathy — and a better ending to divorce and custody matters — from the court.

Sadly, even allegations of domestic violence can have serious effects on family law proceedings. If an individual is convicted, their child custody and visitation rights may be affected. In addition, if they violate a protective injunction, they may be arrested and face the legal consequences associated with the criminal matter.

We will take the course of action that will have the least impact on your family and personal life.

Get A Consultation Today

To schedule a consultation with Ms. Barry, contact our law office in Longwood, Florida, at 407-622-4529 (toll free 888-351-8303) or contact us online. A free 15-minute initial telephone consultation is available to discuss your case. Email documents to us prior to a call for the most beneficial use of your time. In-person consultations are available at a reduced rate that will be put toward a retainer. We accept all major credit cards for your convenience.