Domestic Abuse Attorney in Colorado Springs
Domestic Violence Allegations in Divorce
It is a common occurrence in divorce cases in Colorado Springs that one
of the spouses will make accusations of domestic violence or
child abuse against the other. Sometimes the allegations are well-founded, while other
times they are exaggerated or even entirely false. In either case, they
can have an enormous impact on the outcome of the divorce. For example,
given that the court will award
child custody and
visitation based on what appears to be in the
children's best interests, a domestic violence accusation may result in the alleged abuser being
denied rights of custody or visitation.
Whether you are a victim of domestic violence or have been falsely accused,
a Colorado Springs divorce attorney from Clawson & Clawson, LLP is
ready to help you address this sensitive issue in your divorce.
Defending Victims of Domestic Abuse
In some cases, domestic violence is the cause of the divorce — the
victim becomes fed up with the abuse and decides to put an end to it once
and for all. When this happens, it is often advisable to petition the
court for an
order of protection, which has the power of prohibiting the abuser from contacting you in
any way, from stalking or harassing you, and even from entering certain
locations, including your home.
The restraining order can provide you with peace and security during and
after your divorce, making it possible for you to put this situation behind
you and to make a fresh start in life. Our family law attorneys can help
you file for a restraining order or fight to protect you being limited
by an order of protection that was based on false accusations.
In some cases, a false accusation of spousal abuse or child abuse is leveled
in a calculated attempt to gain the upper hand in a divorce. Due to the
serious threat of injury or death posed by domestic abuse, it is often
easier to level such allegations than it is to defend against them, and
there are many cases on record in which a parent — often, but not
always, the father — is forced out of the children's lives and relegated
on only supervised visitation or no contact at all. If you find yourself
in this position, you need skilled legal representation from an attorney
who is prepared to fight aggressively to clear your name.
Contact a Colorado Springs family lawyer to discuss the situation and learn about
the strategies we can use in your defense or to learn how we can help