Domestic violence is a serious, frightening situation. Many victims feel trapped or without options. Others are worried about false accusations hindering their position in divorce and custody proceedings. Whatever your situation, it is critical to get an attorney on your side who you can trust to help you through.
At The Law Office of Christopher J. Miller, I am a lawyer who provides compassionate, dedicated legal service, backed by experience, in domestic violence cases throughout Weatherford area and greater Texas. It is critical if you have been a victim of domestic violence to get into a position where you are safe as soon as possible. Whether you are a domestic violence victim or if you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, I can protect your rights and interests.
Domestic Violence In Texas
Domestic violence has both a criminal and civil component. On the criminal side, the police are involved, arrests are made and criminal charges are brought against the perpetrator. On the civil side, there are legal orders in place – restraining orders, for example – to make sure victims are protected.
Domestic violence involves harm or the threat of imminent harm to someone in a particular relationship with the perpetrator. This special relationship can include spouses, children and dating partners.
Both the criminal and civil aspects of domestic violence cases can have a tremendous impact on divorce proceedings. One of the most important examples is child custody and visitation. If someone is involved in a divorce, and the court is deciding on placement for the child, the court will look at the best interests of the child as the primary concern. In a case like this, it makes sense that the court would prefer to keep the child away from the parent with a history of domestic violence.
I understand the legal processes involved in domestic violence. I can help you get the legal protection you need.