Domestic violence accusations are always serious. Whether you are the accused or the one asking the courts to grant a restraining order against a family member, you need solid legal representation from attorneys who fully understand the gravity and complexity of the situation. This is especially important if the accusations are also part of larger family law proceedings such as a custody battle or divorce.
Unfortunately, there are many instances where one party brings false domestic violence accusations against the other as a way of attempting to hurt that person or get revenge. The reality is, however, that once you are accused of domestic violence, it can be very difficult to regain your reputation. The accusations can affect your employment, whether you have to move out of the home you are sharing with the other party and any standing custody proceedings.
On the other side, it can also be difficult to get the courts to take domestic violence situations seriously, especially if there is little physical evidence. Documentation of injuries, any applicable police reports and witness statements can all help strengthen your case. At Pacheco Perez, we can help you bring all of these things together into a strong case.
Because we deal with other family law issues, we are also well equipped to show how any domestic violence accusations are tied into other existing legal matters. Judges can use this information to ensure that child custody decisions or divorce proceedings take any extenuating circumstances into account. If you have questions about what you can do when domestic violence accusations become part of your life, we can help.