Domestic violence and child abuse allegations can arise in divorce and child custody cases. When this occurs, the complexities and emotions surrounding a case can intensify, and having an experienced lawyer on your side can be pivotal to:
- Safeguarding your rights
- Knowing how to prove – or effectively dispute – these allegations
- Bringing these cases to successful resolutions.
At The Datz Law Firm, our Broomfield lawyers are experienced abuse specialists who have represented clients on both sides of these allegations – both the victims and the wrongly accused. We know how distressing and sensitive domestic violence and child abuse accusations can be. That is why we are here to help you resolve these issues, get through the challenging times and move forward into a brighter future.
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Domestic Violence & Child Abuse Defined
Colorado law sets forth the following definitions for domestic violence and child abuse:1
- Domestic violence is “an act or threatened act of violence upon a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in an intimate relationship.” It can also include “any other crime against a person, or against property, including an animal, or any municipal ordinance violation against a person, or against property, including an animal, when used as a method of coercion, control, punishment, intimidation, or revenge directed against a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in an intimate relationship.”
- Child abuse is any action that causes “an injury to a child’s life or health or permits a child to be unreasonably placed in a situation that poses a threat of injury to the child’s life or health, or engages in a continued pattern of conduct that results in malnourishment, lack of proper medical care, cruel punishment, mistreatment, or an accumulation of injuries that ultimately results in the death of a child or serious bodily injury to a child.”
As such, a variety of actions can be the basis for domestic violence and child abuse allegations – and physical violence does not necessarily have to occur in order for either of these allegations to be valid.
How We Can Help Resolve Domestic Violence & Child Abuse Allegations in Family Law Cases
At The Datz Law Firm, our Broomfield family law attorneys are skilled at:
- Proving when domestic violence and/or child abuse has occurred – With the insight of a former district attorney, our Broomfield family law attorneys have a deep understanding of how to establish incidents or patterns of domestic violence and abuse. We also know how to help survivors take swift action via the courts to obtain the orders they need to protect their (and their children’s) safety and wellbeing. These orders can include temporary or permanent protection orders, child custody orders and more.
- Defending those falsely accused of domestic violence and/or child abuse – Unfortunately, not all allegations of domestic violence and child abuse are true. In fact, all too commonly, those involved in divorce or custody battles may raise false accusations. Whether these are motivated by bitterness or an effort to gain leverage in a case, our Broomfield family law attorneys can help the wrongly accused refute false allegations, clear their good names and avoid losing ground in divorce and/or custody cases.
Proving or Disproving the Allegations: Potential Evidence
When it comes to proving or refuting allegations of domestic violence or child abuse, some of the evidence that we may use to bolster our clients’ cases can include (but may not be exclusive to):
- Police reports
- Medical records
- Witness testimony, including from relatives, neighbors, educators and/or coaches
- Expert testimony, including from doctors and psychologists.
The Datz Law Firm can help you locate, compile and present all of the necessary evidence to support your claims and seek the best possible outcome.
An Experienced Broomfield Family Law Attorney at The Datz Law Firm Can Help You: Contact Us
If domestic violence or child abuse allegations are part of your divorce or custody case, it’s time to contact an experienced Broomfield family law attorney at The Datz Law Firm by calling (720) 573-0539 or emailing our firm.
Our attorneys are ready to take immediate action to protect your rights and interests, overcome the complexities of your case and work towards a favorable, efficient resolution.
Dedicated to providing compassionate representation and extraordinary advocacy, we are proud to offer the same type of client-centered service that we would demand if we were in our clients’ shoes. From our Broomfield office, we represent clients throughout the state of Colorado in various types of family law cases.
1: Colorado Code §18-6-800.3 & C.R.S §18-6-401 (respectively)