What is the impact of domestic violence in a North County divorce case? Genuine or false allegations of domestic violence can impact several aspects of the divorce including child custody and parenting time as well as spousal support. If you are found guilty of domestic violence you will in all likelihood be ineligible to receive spousal support.
The experienced family law and divorce attorneys at Burke & Domercq have decades of experience in Carlsbad and North County divorce cases, including those with issues related to domestic violence. We take immediate action to help protect and ensure the security of children and of spouses who are victims of abuse.
In other cases, we have witnessed cases where false allegations of domestic violence in a North County divorce have been levied in order to gain an upper hand in child custody and parenting time negotiations.
If you are falsely accused of domestic violence it is highly likely that you will face a Temporary Restraining Order or TRO due to your former spouse’s allegations. You must follow every instruction in the Temporary Restraining Order or TRO to the letter. No contact means no contact – not even if the person who sought the restraining order is reaching out to your or initiating contact. This means no email, texts, phone calls, voice mail, written letters, notes, social media or communications passed through others (including family or friends) and no interpersonal contact.
If you are facing false allegations of domestic violence and a temporary restraining order you must stand up to the allegations and attend the mandatory hearing before the Judge. Our experienced attorneys will advise you and represent you in this hearing to ask for a dismissal of the restraining order and to protect your long-term child custody, support and other interests in the divorce.
If you are involved in or accused of domestic violence in a North County divorce we invite you to contact us or call 760-434-3330 to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced Certified Family Law Specialists.