In a recent post, we discussed the terrifying topic of domestic violence. Whether you are enmeshed in an Alabama divorce or custody battle, or you are struggling with a difficult relationship, perhaps your current or ex-partner has accused you of domestic violence.
Perhaps you got into a shouting match, and he or she embellished what you did or said. Perhaps you did engage in some physical action, but the accusations about what happened blow things way out of proportion.
You know that you need to do something to protect your reputation and freedom; otherwise, you could face diverse and negative consequences, including:
• Jail time and other legal penalties;
• Problems obtaining just and fair results in your divorce or child custody case;
• Public and private humiliation;
• Psychological trauma.
Domestic violence allegations often come down to highly personal accounts – so-called “he said, she said” testimony. It can be quite challenging even for objective, well-intentioned parties to separate truth from fiction.
The amount of time that elapses between the allegations and your response is critical. You want to minimize lag and respond in a way that’s compassionate, effective and swift.
Call a Board Certified family law attorney here at the Rose Law Group. Attorney Jennifer Rose is a specialist in these kinds of legal matters, and she can provide a confidential, thorough consultation to help you protect your rights.