Can A Greensboro Family Law Attorney Explain How Domestic Violence Affects Court Cases?
Yes, of course! Domestic Violence can affect many different court actions for family law. It can, in some cases, determine whether a divorce is a no-fault or fault-based divorce, distribution of assets in a divorce, and it can even affect child custody issues. If you have experienced domestic violence and you are seeking legal action dealing with your family life, you should not hesitate to speak with a Greensboro family law attorney to know all of your options and reach the best possible outcome.
What most people don’t know is that domestic violence issues are more common than we expect. In fact, domestic violence happens in two-thirds to three-fourths of cases. Additionally, in 50% of cases where a parent is abused, so is the child. And even if the child hasn’t been abused, the domestic violence towards the parent still has a negative effect on the child. So, what do you do if you find yourself in this situation? There are domestic violence statutes that usually define domestic violence, and also allow the Court to order a protective order. An ex parte order can be entered when there is imminent danger to one of the parents or the child. It can direct the aggressor to stop the acts and, in some cases, even order the parent to leave the residence. It’s important to note that this form of relief is temporary. This means that if you were awarded custody of the child, or spousal/child support, this will usually only be valid for one year under the temporary order. Additionally, violation of one of these orders is a crime and will be misdemeanor the first time of violation, and a felony on the following. Sometimes attorney’s fees can be awarded in these actions, so it’s important to speak with a Greensboro family law attorney to explore all of your options!
If you’ve been subject to domestic violence and are seeking relief through the court system, you should speak with a Greensboro family law attorney today! The family law attorneys of Garrett, Walker. Aycoth, and Olson know the requirements of the law and also genuinely care about each case presented to them! Call today at 336-379-0539; we are here to help!