Domestic Violence & Child Custody Cases
We Fight Aggressively for Our Clients
If one parent has a problem with domestic violence, it can significantly
alter the outcome of a child custody case. Before making a final decision,
however, the court first considers a number of different factors that
can shape the details of the custody order. Do not hesitate to retain a
child custody attorney if your former spouse has ever committed domestic violence or if you believe
you may be accused of domestic violence.
You know what is best for your child and our firm is committed to pursuing
the best possible outcome for you. We are tough litigators when needed,
but treat every client with respect and compassion. For the most comprehensive
representation in Torrance and South Bay, choose Patricia Barberis, A
Call (310) 904-6648 for over 60 years of combined legal experience.
Domestic Violence & Its Effect on the Accused Parent
Domestic violence can include any form of physical, emotional, or mental
abuse against another family member. Hitting, scaring, or threatening
someone may all be categorized as domestic violence. The court can look
at both past convictions and current evidence to determine if custody
arrangements should be affected by this offense.
Custody orders are not the only thing impacted by domestic violence. The
accused parent can suffer immensely, from spousal support to employment
to child support. It is becoming easier to get a restraining order issued
against an alleged abuser and the terms of restraining orders are often
very harsh, such as:
- Preventing the abuser from receiving spousal support
- Denying the abuser custody and visitation rights
- Stopping any forms of child support to the abuser
In today’s day and age, parents often use restraining orders as a
tool to block custodial rights of the other parent and therefore get more
child support. Before denying the right to child custody, however, the
court will first look at several different factors.
Custody may still be awarded to the offending parent if they:
- Have completed a 52-week batterer’s program
- Have not committed any other domestic violence
- Have obeyed all court orders
How can a Torrance child custody lawyer help me?
Whether you are the parent being accused or the parent who believes domestic
violence is a problem our firm can help. Our priority is to protect your
relationship with your child at all costs, so it is imperative that you
move quickly to ensure the most favorable outcome.
We uphold the needs of our clients and aren’t afraid to stand up
for their rights in court. Your child deserves the very best, so
contact our team right away!