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When courts review a case with alleged domestic violence or substance abuse, the allegations have a powerful effect on the court’s approach and the application of the law. If domestic violence or addiction allegations are a factor in your family law dispute, there are additional questions you will need to consider throughout your case. The court’s priority now is to maintain as safe an environment as possible for all parties and their children. Regardless of whether you are have been the victim of an intrafamily offense, or you are accused of the same, your case requires the help of an experienced and qualified legal team.

At Webb Soypher McGrath, our attorneys have over 80 years of combined legal experience. When we approach your case, it is always with your rights and long-term needs in mind. To schedule a time to speak with us, you can call 301-298-8401.

How Domestic Violence And Addiction Accusations Impact Your Case

If someone claims that their ex-spouse was abusive or has substantial and unaddressed addiction issues, the court has a lot of discretionary power. Some examples include:

  • Child custody: The legal system prioritizes a child’s best interest when considering who has legal and physical custody of a child. Physical safety is of utmost importance and is among the first things the court reviews. Allegations of domestic violence and addiction can lead to seriously curtailed access to a child. Parents may appeal these immediate responses, but the process is lengthy, and the court may impose limited or supervised parenting time in the meantime.
  • Alimony/spousal support: In some limited cases, judges will consider fault when determining alimony orders. Divorcees who are victims of abuse or whose spouse has an addiction may be eligible for additional spousal support.

You should also know that the court does not look kindly upon false or exaggerated allegations. If you are unfairly accused of violence or addiction, there are legal ways to fight false claims. We can help you navigate the legal system and protect your rights.

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For comprehensive legal aid that you can rely upon to protect your interests and present the best possible case on your behalf, contact our firm today. Our focus on family law and award-winning representation can benefit you.