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How do you handle domestic violence accusations during a divorce?

As a Florida resident seeking a divorce, you can prepare yourself for a long and sometimes trying road. However, if domestic violence accusations are thrown into the mix, you will have even more complexities to deal with that can lengthen the process much further than anticipated and throw in additional complications.

It is very common for people to get emotional during a divorce. Unfortunately, this means that sometimes things are said or done that would not otherwise even be considered. If your partner feels threatened at any point after a divorce has been declared, it is possible that you might find yourself facing domestic violence accusations. In some cases, false accusations have even purposely been made in order to keep one parent away from the children of a past relationship.

If your partner has claimed that you have been abusive toward them or that other instances of domestic violence have occurred, you will need to get help as soon as possible in order to prove your innocence. If convicted with a domestic violence charge, you could find yourself losing your visitation or custody rights. You may even be arrested. Even if you aren’t, if a protective injunction is placed against you, your reputation could suffer a blow because you will be placed in a police database even without being convicted.

These are serious accusations with severe consequences, and that is why you must deal with them quickly. Though this is not meant to be taken as legal advice, you might benefit from seeking aid from a professional source. Too much might otherwise be at stake.

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