A history of domestic violence in a relationship can factor into the divorce in several ways.
First of all, you’ll have strong grounds to ask the court to remove your spouse from your marital residence when you file.
Basically the only issue that gives New York judges the right to remove one party from their home during a divorce is the threat of violence against the other party.
Second, a history of domestic violence will play a role in how child custody is determined.
Courts don’t like to award physical custody of children to individuals with a propensity for abuse, for obvious reasons, so documentation like police reports, medical records, and statements from witnesses to abuse can and should be used to make sure your kids stay safe.
If you are ready to break free of an abusive marriage in Buffalo, the divorce attorneys at Friedman & Ranzenhofer can help keep you safe and get the support you need to start fresh.
Call us today at 716-542-5444.