Domestic Violence and Custody & Visitation

If you or your child are in immediate danger, call 911.

Domestic violence against either a parent or a child is considered in deciding custody and visitation. It is possible that the parent who commits domestic violence gets custody or visitation if the Judge thinks the child will not be in danger and it would be in the best interest of the child.

Domestic violence may be one act or it can be a pattern of acts. It can be physical, sexual, economic, emotional, or mental abuse.

If you are a victim of domestic violence, you can keep your address secret from the other person. This is important because all court papers have your address on it and the other person gets a copy of the court papers. Find out how you can keep your address confidential.


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