Many divorces stem from repeated incidents of domestic violence or even a single heated argument that escalates into something more. At the same time, many domestic violence allegations may not actually be domestic violence, instead arising due to other situations. Common defenses against domestic violence charges include self-defense, false allegations or a lack of intent to actually harm someone.
At The Grinnell Firm, PSC, we represent clients in domestic violence claims in Richmond, Lexington and Florence, Kentucky. We know when to be compassionate and understanding and when to be aggressive and assertive with the other party.
Domestic violence can involve causing physical harm or putting another person in fear of physical harm. The other person must be a member of your family, a current or former member of your household, or the natural parent of your child.
If you are the victim of domestic abuse - even a single incident - it is important to contact an experienced domestic violence lawyer as soon as possible. We can help you take the necessary steps to obtain a protective court order that will help protect you and your children from further harm.
We also assist those who are facing domestic violence charges. It is important to address an allegation of domestic violence immediately, as it has an impact on many of your rights, including your ability to spend time with your children.
If you are charged with domestic violence and you are getting a divorce, you may face criminal charges in addition to the legal complexities of divorce. In addition, child custody, visitation and other factors that will be determined by a Kentucky divorce court will be impacted if you are convicted of domestic violence or your spouse obtains an order of protection against you.
We place the highest priority on the safety of you and your children. Do not hesitate to call our office to schedule a free consultation. Our team can help answer your questions and recommend the best steps to take next. Call 859-DIV-ORCE (859-348-6723) or use our contact form to schedule a meeting.