Whether your spouse is claiming that you abused someone in the family or you are a victim of domestic violence yourself, there are a wide range of ways this can affect you as you make your way through the process of ending your marriage. For example, you may not be able to work with a mediator or move forward with a collaborative divorce. Moreover, your emotions may run particularly high while you are moving through the process of divorce.
We are very familiar with the different divorce challenges that people may encounter when they are accused of domestic violence or are a victim. For example, these allegations can have a negative impact on someone who wishes to have custody of their children or visitation rights, even if the accusations are unfounded and were put forward by someone who wishes to gain an edge. On the other end of the spectrum, someone who has been subjected to abuse may be too fearful to speak up for themselves, whether they decide not to end their marriage or remain silent in court.
Regardless of the nature of your problems, if you have kids it is essential to keep their best interests at the forefront of your mind. If you go over all of your different options and have a good understanding of your rights, you may be in a better position to protect yourself.
Our family law section offers even more material for visitors who would like to go over different facets of the end of marriage.