Understanding How Domestic Violence Impacts Divorce

At The Law Office of Romeo R. Perez, our team will guide you through the process, explaining everything you need to know to be safe and adhere to the rules. The latter is particularly important if there are children involved and one of the spouses seeks child support and/or child custody. Contact us at 702-214-7244 to schedule a Consultation and get more information on divorce and the role domestic violence plays in it.

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior by one intimate partner against another to gain or maintain control. It can be physical, emotional, psychological, financial, or sexual violence. It can occur between married couples, roommates, dating partners, or even former partners who share children.

Evidence of Domestic Violence:

  • Physical Evidence: Photos, videos, medical records, damaged property.
  • Witness Testimony: Statements from anyone who witnessed the abuse.
  • Expert Witnesses: Domestic violence professionals can provide reports and educate the court.

Impact on Divorce:

  • Restraining Orders: A legal order prohibiting contact with the abuser can provide safety during divorce.
  • Property & Debt Division: Domestic violence may influence property division, considering the abused spouse's financial limitations due to the abuse.
  • Alimony: Alimony may be awarded if the abused spouse demonstrates a financial need stemming from the violence.
  • Child Custody: A history of domestic violence can affect custody decisions. The court prioritizes the child's safety, and supervised visitation may be necessary.

Contact Us Today

If you are experiencing domestic violence, please know you are not alone. 

There are ways to get help and protection. Contact us at 702-214-7244 or fill out our online form to schedule a Consultation today.