Divorcing an Abusive Spouse in Arizona
You need a game plan to protect yourself if you are divorcing an abusive spouse in Arizona. Your first step is to look to your support network of friends and family to devise a specific plan for when and how you will leave your home or obtain an Order of Protection removing your abusive spouse from the home. Our law firm works with a highly trained security specialists who are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. They can even stay in your home with you to protect you from your abusive spouse. Whether you are divorcing an abusive husband or wife, your safety is our number one priority.
The next thing you need to consider is hiring a strong and experienced attorney who is not afraid to protect you and your children. Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined legal experience. You not only hire an attorney at Hildebrand Law, PC you hire our entire team of attorneys. We have successfully obtained Orders of Protection on behalf of numerous clients. We have established new case law in the Arizona Court of Appeals that, for the first time in the history of Arizona family law, pronounced that a finding of significant domestic violence should be of “paramount importance” to all trial judges hearing child custody cases. If significant domestic violence exists, the court may award you sole legal custody of your children without considering any other child custody factors.
If the children have witnessed the domestic violence or have themselves have been verbally, physically or emotionally abused, the court can either order no visitation to that parent or only supervised parenting time. The court can also order the abuser to go through a domestic violence assessment with a trained expert and can be ordered to go through domestic violence treatment.
If you are in an abusive relationship, call us at (480)305-8300 to speak to one of our qualified Arizona domestic violence family law attorneys at Hildebrand Law, PC.
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