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Steven J. Gaba
Phone: 301-738-7770

Know how domestic violence can impact divorce and child custody

Domestic violence is a very difficult thing for a person to deal with. Whether you are the victim or the alleged assailant, you have to think about the possible implications of the accusation. One area of your life that might be particularly impacted is the child custody aspect.

Child custody is often impacted by these accusations because the court needs to make sure that the child is protected. This could mean that the person who was said to have abused someone else might not be able to have private visits with the child. Instead, the court might order that the visitation between that child and the parent is supervised.0

We know that this is something that no parent wants to think about. Even when exes don't get along, they can usually agree that the children need contact with both parents. This isn't the case when you are in a relationship that is said to include domestic violence.

When you are involved in a case like this, you need to make sure that you are being realistic about the possible outcomes. One thing that you need to think about here is what kind of visitation your child needs. If supervised visitation is ordered for you, making the most of the time with your child is necessary.

We can help you to learn about the options that you have in these cases. The options might not be the ones you want, but we can help you learn about how you can work toward getting the ultimate resolution in the case that you feel is best.

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