In Broward County, the Unified Family Court can consolidate charges of domestic violence with related issues of family law and dependency, and consider them in a single divorce proceeding. Evidence of domestic violence can profoundly affect the terms of a divorce decree, including parenting time and visitation. It is essential to work with an experienced Florida divorce lawyer on any domestic violence issue.
The Law Offices of Kelley A. Joseph, P.A., in Plantation, Florida, focuses on domestic violence as it relates to divorce, separation and child custody matters. Attorney Kelley A. Joseph represents men and women in domestic violence cases.
If you have been a victim of domestic violence, the most important thing is to make sure you are safe. Call the police and find a safe place as soon as possible. The next step is to make sure it never happens again.
“I can help you obtain a restraining order if necessary. Also, I have experience handling divorce cases with a domestic violence component, and I know how domestic violence can impact all of the various issues that arise in a divorce.” ∙ Plantation divorce lawyer Kelley A. Joseph
Unfortunately, abuse victims are not the only people who file for restraining orders. When relationships turn sour between spouses, domestic partners and cohabiting couples, one party may call the police and falsely claim to have been abused by the other.
Such accusations can force the other person to leave a shared residence or prevent him or her from seeing the children. A falsely obtained domestic abuse injunction can also be used to strip an accused party of parental rights in a contested parenting plan proceeding.
Florida domestic violence attorney Kelley A. Joseph will help defend you against domestic violence charges and protect you from the negative effects of these charges on your divorce proceedings.
If you are being abused or have concerns about how an allegation of domestic violence may impact your divorce, call the Law Offices of Kelley A. Joseph, P.A. at 954-376-4826. You can also email the firm. We are sensitive to our client’s concerns. All consultations are confidential, and all communications are handled with the utmost discretion.