Are You Experiencing Domestic Violence?

Mediation is an important tool for reaching an equitable compromise in a divorce case, but when one spouse has behaved aggressively or violently toward any member of the family, litigation may be the only option. Domestic violence can have a huge effect not just on the conditions of the divorce, but on the ability for the perpetrator to seek employment, own firearms and much more. Domestic violence does not simply refer to physical abuse or threats, but also harassment, emotional abuse or an action that is taken with the purpose of inciting fear in members of a household.

Whether you feel threatened or unsafe because of the actions of your spouse or you are facing the possibility of losing the ability to see your children because of your past behavior, the Law Office of Michael P. McDeavitt, Certified Family Law Specialist, may be able to help you seek a fair resolution. Domestic violence is a horrifying reality for many, but false or exaggerated allegations can unfortunately be used as an expedient legal tool for achieving a dishonest spouse's goals. Contact attorney Michael P. McDeavitt to learn about how domestic violence could affect your divorce and learn how to proceed with your case.

If you or your spouse is charged with domestic violence, it can affect nearly every aspect of your divorce, from the custody of your child, the amount of child support and spousal support you pay or receive, to your spouse's or your own visitation rights.

Our firm assists clients with the following domestic violence issues:

  • Spousal abuse
  • Restraining orders
  • Harassment
  • Disturbing the peace
  • Child abuse
  • Stalking
  • And many more

If domestic violence is in any way involved in your divorce case, you need an experienced domestic violence attorney to help protect your interests. Contact the Law Office of Michael P. McDeavitt, Certified Family Law Specialist, for a consultation about your case.