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Domestic Violence in West Georgia Divorce

How Domestic Violence Allegations Can Influence a Divorce

It often happens that when a married couple is involved in getting a divorce, one of the spouses will accuse the other of some type of domestic violence, whether it is verbal and emotional abuse, sexual assault or physical violence. This circumstance can have an enormous impact on the final outcome of the divorce. For example, domestic violence allegations can result in one of the parties being awarded spousal maintenance, or it could lead to the victim receiving a larger share of the marital estate.

Accusations of domestic violence can be especially important in a divorce where children are involved, since the award of child custody is based on the determination of what is in the best interests of the children, and if either parent is determined to have a history of domestic abuse, he or she may not only be denied custody, but may even be limited to supervised visitation or no visitation.

A Douglas County divorce attorney from Howard and Arca Attorneys at Law can help you address the issue of domestic violence in your divorce, whether you have been a victim or if you are being accused.

We approach cases of this type with extreme sensitivity, along with a willingness to fight for our client inside and outside of the courtroom. It often happens that one spouse will level false allegations of domestic violence in order to gain the upper hand in the divorce, but with careful preparation and investigation of the case it may be possible to disprove the claim.

On the other hand, if you have been subjected to abuse, we want to help you take the necessary steps to achieve a favorable outcome in your divorce which gives you justice and the peace and security you deserve.

Family Violence Protection Orders in Douglas County

In many cases, it is advisable for a domestic violence to obtain a restraining order against the abuser. The family violence protection order has the power to order the abuser to refrain from any further violence and even to avoid contact with the victim, as well as to vacate the shared residence regardless of whose name is on the lease or deed. It may also award temporary child custody and spousal support, as well as prohibiting the abuser from owning, possessing, or purchasing a firearm.

If you are in fear of further abuse we can assist you with petitioning the court, while if you have been served with a frivolous order which has thrown your life into disarray we may be able to help you get it lifted.

Whatever the case, contact us now for a confidential consultation to discuss your concerns and take the first steps in your legal matter.

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