If you were served with a restraining order during a
divorce, or if you think your spouse is considering divorce, it can have a significant
impact on the outcome of the final agreement.
In New York, as well as in other states throughout the nation, domestic
violence is taken seriously by the courts. Even an accusation of domestic
violence can have a substantial effect on a parent’s ability to
obtain physical custody or parenting time since family court judges must
take into consideration the actions of the abuser.
A restraining order may cause a judge to reduce parenting time and only
allow it under certain circumstances, such as supervised parenting time.
In other cases, a judge can deny parenting time entirely until the parent
completes specified conditions, including anger management classes or
co-parenting communication courses.
How an Experienced Family Lawyer Can Help
The King Law Firm, we understand that there are situations where a restraining order –
or accusations of abuse – is only an attempt to gain the upper hand
in a custody dispute. In fact, it is common for the accused or the accusing
spouse to attempt to contact the other to resolve the issue, which is
considered a violation and can result in further criminal charges. Disobeying
a restraining order may be viewed as an individual’s inability to
follow a court order in the eyes of a judge.
It is imperative to obtain experienced legal counsel from a qualified family
attorney. Our Bronx divorce lawyers can thoroughly review your case and
determine your legal options in order to get the most favorable outcome possible.
Contact us and schedule a
free consultation today.