If you or your children are the victims of domestic violence or abuse, you may wonder where to turn for help.

At DiRienzo, DiRienzo & Dulinski, P.A., we understand that domestic violence cases must be handled with great care and sensitivity, and we will do everything we can to help protect both you and your children from future abuse. Regardless of the circumstances, we can help explain your legal options and walk you through the process of obtaining a restraining order, if that is what you want. Quite simply, your safety and security are important to us, so contact us today and tell us how our lawyers can help you.

Domestic Violence And Its Impact On Divorce And Child Custody

For some couples, acts of domestic violence may be the final straw before deciding to split from an abusive partner. However, regardless of whether you and your partner are unmarried or are now getting a divorce, it is important to be aware that past incidents of domestic violence can impact child custody should the two of you split.

In fact, while a New Jersey court will consider several statutorily required factors when resolving child custody disputes, two of these important factors are directly related to domestic abuse:

  • Any history of domestic violence
  • The safety of the child (and a parent) from any physical abuse inflicted by the other parent

If either of the factors above is present, a court must consider it when deciding which parent will get custody.

Contact DiRienzo, DiRienzo & Dulinski, P.A., And Schedule A Free Consultation

If you are the victim of domestic abuse and need to speak with a knowledgeable domestic violence attorney, call us at 908-233-6700, or email us online. Whether you need assistance with a restraining order, divorce or a child custody dispute, we can help. While our office is in Westfield, we help individuals throughout Union, Middlesex and Morris counties, as well as the surrounding areas.