Dealing With Domestic Violence in Divorce
Domestic violence is a broad term that includes physical abuse, threats, stalking and other forms of harassment. One of the ways that Colorado deals with domestic violence is through the use of protection orders (previously known as restraining orders).
Protective orders may provide a helpful remedy for abusive behavior by a spouse during the divorce process. At the law firm of Buchholz, McDowell & Norman, our lawyers have more than 25 years of experience of helping families in the Denver-Boulder area deal with issues of domestic violence.
Will You Need a Lawyer's Help?
Here are some of the issues that could trigger the need for an attorney's help whether you are an abused spouse or have been accused of domestic violence:
- What happens: Judges take the issue of domestic violence very seriously. In a short period of time, the person who files the complaint can end up in the home with temporary custody of children. The person accused of violence will need to find a different place to live. If your spouse is abusive, our lawyers can put you in a position where you will only have limited contact in specific settings such as mediation and Court, depending on the specific circumstances of the case.
- Abuse of protection orders: Protection orders can be abused to kick a spouse out of the marital residence and gain the upper hand in a divorce proceeding. If you have been falsely accused of abuse, we can help you set the record straight and get the protection order dismissed.
- Violations of protection orders: A violation of a protection order is a misdemeanor that usually results in jail time and a permanent criminal record.
Schedule a Free Attorney Consultation
To discuss spousal abuse with a lawyer at Buchholz, McDowell & Norman, call 303-578-4215 or fill out the contact form on this site. We serve clients in the Denver-Boulder area.