Unfortunately it is not uncommon for domestic violence to be part of the equation in matters that involve divorce or child custody family law matters in Round Rock, Georgetown and Cedar Park. Emotionally charged family disputes can become heated and lead to a situation where one or even both parties don’t feel safe or secure. This is especially a concern when there are children involved.
This is also an issue that is a double edged sword because the "accusation" (even a false accusation) of domestic violence is sometimes used as a weapon against an estranged spouse.
With that said, any domestic violence accusation is a serious matter that should not be taken lightly by the accused or the accuser.
First… If you find yourself or your children in immediate danger of domestic violence or spousal abuse, call 911. If your “crisis” situation has passed for the moment (probably the case if you are reading this) I would advise you to call the “National Domestic Violence Hotline” at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). They will be able to direct you to resources in your specific area if you feel you and your children need to “get out of the way.” THEN CALL DANIEL A. CLARK, PLLCand we will help you get the assistance of law enforcement and the courts on your side.
If you find yourself falsely accused of domestic violence you should not wait to find competent legal assistance. If not addressed early on, this accusation will probably have a very negative affect on your child custody or visitation rights in a divorce. This will affect the relationship you have with your children for the rest of your life.
If you have been served with a restraining order or intend to get a restraining order for domestic violence, DANIEL A. CLARK, PLLC can skillfully represent you. Call us at (512) 673-3589