Few things complicate a divorce quite like domestic violence, even more so when there are children involved. As a victim of domestic violence, you deserve to get out as fast as you can, which can be a challenge if you are married to an abuser. The state of Florida condemns violent spouses with criminal charges, which has an inevitable ripple effect in all other court cases.
Domestic violence severely impacts child custody and visitation, as the courts are primed to protect children’s best interests above all else. Children cannot be forced or even allowed to spend time with their parent if doing so is not in the children’s best interests, especially if there is a history of violence. This may result in supervised visits or no visits at all.
Property division, one of the most contentious aspects of divorce, may also be affected by domestic violence claims. While Florida is a “no-fault” state, meaning judges do not consider external factors in determining the settlement. However, the presence of domestic violence in a case may absolutely sway a judge’s decisions, particularly if you and your family’s safety is at risk.
Escaping a dangerous domestic situation is one of life and death--survivors of this torturous reality are often left bewildered, struggling to put the pieces of their life back together. This is why facing it without comprehensive legal counsel, care and representation is dangerous and necessitates legal advocacy.
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With over 25 years of experience and excellence on our side, you can rest assured our legal team will help you put the pieces of your personal life back together. At the Law Office of Russell S. Hershkowitz, L.L.C., our utmost priority is delivering you the most beneficial results possible. We demand justice on you and your family’s behalf, relentless in our pursuit of a peaceful resolution.
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