Providing a Child With the Safest Possible Environment
Domestic violence is a pervasive and serious issue in the United States. It can have a devastating impact on families, particularly children. One of the most common ways that domestic violence affects children is through its impact on child custody cases. In this blog, we will discuss how domestic violence allegations can impact child custody proceedings in California.
A Serious Issue
In California, domestic violence is taken very seriously in child custody cases. If there are allegations of domestic violence, the court will take these allegations into consideration when making a determination about custody. The court may order a custody evaluation to be conducted by a professional, such as a psychologist, to help make a determination about what is in the best interest of the child.
Domestic Violence Allegations and the Best Interests of a Child
California courts will always decide what is in the best interests of the child when making custody decisions. However, if there are allegations of domestic violence, the court will take these allegations into consideration and may order a custody evaluation to be conducted by a professional. If it is found that the domestic violence allegations are true, it is likely that the court will not award custody to the perpetrator of the domestic violence.
Work with a Child Custody Attorney
If you are involved in a child custody case in California and there are allegations of domestic violence, it is important to seek out experienced legal representation. An experienced attorney can help you navigate the complex legal process and protect your rights. At Schweitzer Law Partners, we work to protect our clients' rights and find a solution that meets a child's needs.
Learn more about how we can help with child custody or schedule a consultation by calling (626) 788-5225 or by visiting our website.