Domestic violence is never a simple matter. Just like the relationships and people they involve, each domestic violence situation is unique and must be treated accordingly. At Pacheco Perez, we understand how challenging these situations are and work with you to help you understand what to expect from the courts and how to begin moving forward.
There are two sides to every story, and this is especially true for domestic violence allegations. It’s important to understand that without some kind of documentation, whether it be a police report or photos of injuries, it can be very difficult to get past the he-said-she-said that is so common in these situations. No matter which side of the courtroom you are on, we can help you understand what kind of evidence is necessary and how any past incidents or documentation may come into play.
When there are domestic violence issues or allegations during a divorce, it can make the process even more complicated. These situations often have an impact on child custody cases. If there is documented evidence of the domestic violence and it happened around the children, it may mean that the offending parent will have restricted or supervised visitation.
Whether you have been the victim of domestic violence or have been falsely accused, it’s important to do everything you can to ensure your rights and interests are protected, and talking with a family law attorney is the first step. Once you understand your rights and how domestic violence issues can impact your divorce proceedings, you can begin to explore your legal options.