Domestic Violence And Family Law

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior or threats in a family that is used to gain or maintain power and control. No one deserves to live in fear of this cruel treatment. Protection and advocacy are available through civil injunctions and criminal no-contact orders. If you or a loved one suffers from domestic violence, then please get help now by calling the Florida Department of Children and Families' Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-500-1119. If unreported and unresolved, domestic violence almost always increases in frequency and severity, leading to tragedy.

In a custody determination, courts consider a person's use of threats and violence to control another person as a sign of poor parenting and may restrict or limit the perpetrator's contact with the victim and children, sometimes leading to supervised visitation. False allegations of domestic violence are likewise considered by the court as a sign of poor parenting.

Emergency Divorce

If you are the victim of domestic violence, time is of the essence for you. We can help you secure a domestic violence injunction (DVI), also known as a restraining order. We can also help you begin emergency divorce proceedings. If you have children, we can help you secure emergency temporary child custody and support orders.

Many parents are concerned about leaving abusive relationships out of fear that they will lose custody of the children if they leave. Domestic violence charges have a very strong impact on how the courts award child custody. It is to your benefit to seek the help of the police and legal representation if you are being abused.

Have You Been Falsely Accused Of Domestic Violence?

Because allegations of domestic violence can have such a profound impact on how a family court decides the issue of custody and visitation of children, some may resort to making false accusations of violence against the other parent. Whether the matter is a divorce or setting child custody and visitation, it is incredibly important that you work with an attorney who understands how to counter the damage such allegations can have. We have that experience.

Experienced Family Law Representation

At Bill Beck Law, we know the dramatic impact that domestic violence can have on family law matters. We work hard to help people get away from violent situations and to help falsely accused parents to protect their relationships with their children. We place an incredibly high value on our clients' safety and security. We offer free confidential consultations over the phone or in person. We want to give you confidence about your future and we are committed to helping you secure the best possible outcome to the challenges you are facing.

When domestic violence is a part of your family law situation, you should seek out representation that understands exactly how such an issue can impact your divorce or other family law matter. Bill Beck Law in Palm Harbor, Florida, can help you. Call 727-493-4229 or contact our office online to schedule a free initial consultation. Do not wait to contact us.