Domestic violence is a traumatic and complex situation that often involves physical violence, emotional abuse, sexual assault, and/or economic control. If there are children in the home, this can be very detrimental to them. Protective orders, including no contact orders, domestic violence protection orders, and anti-harassment orders can help to prevent further occurrences of domestic violence and protect you and your children.
When it comes to considering domestic violence in a divorce with minors, it is important to balance the parents’ rights with the safety of the children involved to minimize the impact on the children. If one parent has been accused and proven to have engaged in domestic violence, they may face restrictions when entering into a Parenting Plan. It is important to have an experienced attorney on your side, whether you need assistance filing for protection or fighting against accusations in your separation.