Domestic Violence in Child Custody Cases [Webpage].
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Published: August 30, 2018
Very Well Family
This webpage explains courts take allegations of domestic violence in child custody cases very seriously and tend to be conservative when it comes to granting custody or visitation following accusations of abuse. Information is then provided on the prevalence of child witnesses to domestic violence, the court’s responsibility to consider the best interest of the child regarding incidents of domestic violence in child custody cases, factors judges consider when allegations of domestic violence are made in child custody cases, and the impact of domestic violence on visitation decisions. A special visa category allows abused undocumented immigrants to remain in the county is noted.
SPOUSE ABUSE; FAMILY VIOLENCE; CHILD PLACEMENT; CUSTODIAL PARENTS; CUSTODY DISPUTES; ABUSE ALLEGATIONS; FAMILY COURTS; DIVORCE; undocumented immigrants