If you are involved in a child custody case, you should know that domestic violence can significantly affect the outcome of the case. First, please understand that if you or your children are victims of domestic violence, it is imperative that you take action to ensure your safety. The legal system is here to help protect you and your children from danger and in Phoenix, the lawyers at Lasiter Law want to help.
Domestic abuse has long-term effects on women, children and families. Physical abuse is only one aspect of domestic violence and victims almost always suffer from emotional and psychological trauma as a result. The overall well being of anyone affected by domestic violence can leave lasting negative effects on the victims. It is in everyone’s best interest for the victim and the victim’s children to be removed away from the perpetrator.
Because children are innocently involved in domestic violence and are legally in the custody of their parents, they do not have the same option as adult victims do. They cannot remove themselves from the situation. Any family law lawyer will take a domestic violence case very seriously and work to protect the child victims. Even in situations where domestic violence is only happening between the parents, the children are harmed psychologically and emotionally. It is a devastating experience for young people to witness abuse between parents and a child custody case is not going to sway in favor of the abuser.
A family law attorney is not only available to those who are victims of domestic violence but for those who are falsely accused of domestic violence. In some divorce and child custody cases, one parent may falsely accuse the other of abuse to control the custody arrangement and to retaliate. False domestic violence claims require the help of a family law lawyer to protect your custody rights. Contesting domestic violence allegations is the only real way to prove innocence.
Lasiter Law in Phoenix specializes in all types of family law, including domestic violence and child custody cases. Our attornies are skilled in discretion and privacy and understand that victims of domestic violence are afraid and need the right legal help to protect themselves and their children.
Our family law attornies are very aware of the impact that domestic violence has on young children – and many parents do not realize how severe that impact is. Even if you don’t think that your child witnessed the abuse, the chances are high that they know about it and that they are hyper-alert because of it. Your silence is your children’s silence. Your children do not have a voice if you don’t.
The lawyers at Lasiter Law want to educate victims and families of domestic violence and help them understand how to protect themselves, as well as how to move forward without fear and hesitation. But we know that this step is difficult and complex. Just know that our attornies are here to help you gain control of the situation and rightful custody, and to protect you and your children from the abuser.
If you don’t know what to do or are scared to move forward, talk to the lawyers at Lasiter Law! Let us help you understand the process and realize what the other side looks like. Let us help you gain confidence and hope for the future – a happy environment for your children who can laugh and play without being afraid. Your actions now will determine your family’s future. With Lasiter Law, we can help you ensure that the future is happy, bright, and free.