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Domestic violence can impact child custody cases

Marriages that include domestic violence are often filled with lies and secrets. When the victim decides to leave, there are a lot of variables that come into the picture. Divorce is one of these variables. Either side might file for divorce, but once this happens, it starts a series of events.

One aspect of divorce that is impacted by domestic violence accusations is the child custody proceedings. If you have children, the court will consider the suitability of the children spending time with your ex. While this might be upsetting for you, it is a necessary step.

We want you to know that the court doesn't want your children to get hurt. With this in mind, we need to give the court information that can help to show that you have valid concerns about the children spending time alone with your ex.

As scary as it is for you to stand up against your abusive ex, it is necessary so that you can work to keep your children safe. Domestic violence, even if there hasn't ever been physical abuse, is something to take seriously. We can help you learn about your options for all aspects of the child custody case.

The child custody process isn't a one-and-done proposition. Instead, this is something that might have to be determined periodically as the child grows. Throughout the process, keep your child's best interests at the heart of the matter. This must occur, even if you end up having to let your children see your ex because he or she has made a turn around in his or her behavior.

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