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How domestic violence allegations can affect your divorce

Domestic violence is a devastating issue that too many people across Florida struggle with. Despite the wealth of resources dedicated to preventing domestic violence and getting help to those who need it, there are still people who suffer in relationships where physical, financial and emotional abuse are factors.

Ending these relationships can be crucial, but doing so can also be enormously frightening for people who have been abused. However, there are numerous legal protections in place for people who are going through a divorce from someone accused of violent behavior in the past.

One common measure that can be taken is for a restraining order to be filed. These orders prevent a person from contacting or living with the alleged victim. If a person violates these injunctions, he or she can face serious penalties.

If there are children involved, the courts can order that temporary custody and support arrangements be set in order to limit or prevent contact between parents and to protect the well-being of the children.

Further, dispute resolution alternatives like mediation and collaboration may be taken off the table as options. Abusive relationships mean an imbalance of power, and there may very well be the potential for intimidation and scare tactics during legal disputes. To avoid this, family legal matters involving domestic abuse will often be left in the hands of the courts.

It should also be noted that there are also instances when a person is falsely accused of violence by someone looking to gain an advantage when it comes to child support, child custody or alimony. False allegations are also taken quite seriously and generally work against the person wrongly accusing someone else of abuse.

If domestic assault or violence is or was an issue in your relationship, or if you fear that your ex will accuse you of something you didn't do, then having legal support during any family legal dispute will be crucial. Protecting yourself and your family is not something to take your chances with.

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