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Domestic Violence And Divorce: What You Need To Know

When a couple is going through a divorce, everything is relevant, and domestic violence is no exception. The presence of domestic violence allegations or a domestic violence conviction in the midst of a divorce can have a tremendous impact on divorce proceedings as well as child custody cases.

Whether you are a victim of spousal abuse or you are facing allegations of domestic violence, you need an attorney on your side who is capable of resolving issues efficiently and finding a solution that allows you to move forward.

More Than 30 Years Of Family Law Experience

I am family law attorney Keith Schulefand and I represent individuals in Buffalo, Williamsville and surrounding communities in western New York at the law office of Keith B. Schulefand, Esq.. I have been helping with orders of protection and resolving divorce-related issues for decades, and can put his experience to work for you.

Domestic Violence And Children’s Issues

Allegations of domestic violence can have a tremendous impact on children’s issues, even before a divorce is over. When an order of protection is granted, an alleged abuser will be forced out of the marital home. In most situations, this results in fathers having no access to their children in addition to whatever criminal consequences arise. In Erie County, the integrated domestic violence (IDV) court addresses both of these issues in the same process.

If you have been served, it is important to contest it. Failure to contest it could result in a judge granting a permanent order, which typically lasts a full year. This could put you behind the eight ball when it comes to protecting your parental rights.

Know Your Rights. Contact My Office Today. Free Consults.

Whether you are seeking an order of protection or have been served with one, let me help you find a solution to the issues you face. Email my firm in Williamsville today to set up a free phone consultation.