Domestic Abuse-Violence Charges

In Colorado, there are certain types of crimes that could affect a child custody case. One of the most common is where there’s been a restraining order entered against the parent, or a parent has been charged with domestic abuse. Domestic abuse would include domestic violence. Another example would be where a parent has a drug problem or a drug addiction and the court has to intervene to make sure that the children are protected from a parent who has abused drugs, has abused alcohol, or any controlled substances.

In situations that I’ve had in the past, where parents have had an alcohol problem, and that parent may have been involved in a DUI or a DWAI, the court has to take into consideration not only the alcohol abuse by that parent, but whether or not the parent who has had a history of alcoholism can safely parent children. Can they drive the children to school? Can they pick the children up from the other parent? If there’s a medical emergency, will that parent be able to get in the car and take the children to the hospital if needed? When these situations occur, you can expect that the court is going to want to know that both parents are fit and capable of providing the children with a safe, loving, nurturing environment.

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Contacting the Authorities Safely About Domestic Abuse

Question that often times comes up is, how can I safely contact the authorities or a lawyer if I’ve been the victim of domestic violence? Domestic violence is avery serious problem in the state of Colorado as it is in most states there are specific laws in Colorado that address domestic violence, in fact the legislature in Colorado changed the law recently to include domestic abuse as domestic violence, meaning that if there is emotional abuse, physical abuse, or even economic or financial abuse then the court can recognize the level of abuse and take appropriate action. The best way to address domestic abuse in a safe manner is to contact Tessa here in Colorado Springs, which is the domestic violence counselors, and find out what the appropriate safeguards that need to be put in place before contacting authorities, or while you’re in the middle of a domestic violence situation. Of course it’s always wise that if you are a victim of domestic abuse, domestic violence that you contact the police, dial 911, and report any kind of domestic violence in which you’re a victim.

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How Can I Safely Contact the Authorities in Cases of Domestic Abuse?

Question that often times comes up is, how can I safely contact the authorities or a lawyer if I’ve been the victim of domestic violence? Domestic violence is a very serious problem in the state of Colorado as it is in most states there are specific laws in Colorado that address domestic violence.




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Can Shayne Law Help Me With Same Sex Domestic Abuse?

Can Shayne Law help me with a same sex domestic abuse? There are circumstances where there may be same sex domestic abuse kinds of cases where I can assist a client.




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Colorado Domestic Abuse Statute Expanded to Include “Financial Control”

One of the most important goals of life after divorce is financial independence. But, in many situations of domestic violence, victims are often afraid to file for divorce for fear that they will not be able to survive financially without their abuser.

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What You Should Know About Domestic Violence

It is important to understand the manner in which Colorado Courts will consider the relevancy of Domestic Violence in the Family Court.  Usually, this means those cases where the parties are involved in a Divorce or Child Custody matter.  Many times these are cases where the Court must conduct a hearing and a judge must decide if the child’s “best interests” would be impacted when one or both of the parties have had a Domestic Violence criminal charge or conviction.  Even an arrest for a Domestic Violence crime may be considered by the Court.

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