Addressing Domestic Violence Issues During or After Divorce Proceedings
Violence between spouses or former married couples is an unfortunately common occurrence. When domestic violence occurs, or false claims of violence are used to influence divorce proceedings, the guidance of an experienced attorney can be invaluable in helping you protect yourself, and your reputation from harm.
At the law office of Michael J. Griffith, P.A., our Pensacola domestic violence lawyers leverage more than 35 years of combined experience to represent clients throughout the Florida Panhandle area. We understand how painful and frightening domestic violence can be, and work to help you create a situation in which you and your children are safe and free of worry from physical harm.
Creating an Environment Free of Physical Violence
If you are undergoing a divorce or have already ended a marriage that involved abuse, you may be fearful of retaliation or continuing abuse. Our staff has the knowledge and skill needed to help you obtain a restraining order to protect yourself, or supervised visitation to protect your children.
By demonstrating the history of the violence in the relationship and making your concerns known, we work to protect you and your children from further harm. We know how violence can influence your life and the future of your children, and will not rest until your fears are addressed and your family is safe.
Our Office Can Assist With Combatting False Claims
Domestic violence claims are often used to sway a judge’s opinion in a divorce dispute. When a domestic claim is falsely made, the alleged victim believes their claim will strengthen their position during or after the divorce. Unfortunately, in some cases, a false claim can be very successful in swaying a judge to rule in favor of the supposed victim.
Our staff has a great deal of experience offering criminal defense to individuals charged with domestic violence. This experience allows us to help you address the validity of a domestic violence claim, and demonstrate the attempted manipulation on behalf of your spouse. Never will we allow a falsified domestic violence claim to be used against you during your divorce proceedings or after a divorce arrangement has been finalized.