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In cases of family violence, an injured party should immediately call 911 and report the assault. In cases where there is a pattern of family violence and the family violence is likely to occur in the future, the injured party has a right to seek a protective order from the Court ordering the perpetrator of the violence to remain away from the injured party and the children, if any.

In other cases, a party may falsely allege family violence in order to gain an advantage in a divorce or custody proceeding. In cases where a family violence finding is made, the Court can restrict the perpetrator’s access to the children. In addition, the Court may, in certain circumstances, rely on a criminal conviction or a deferred adjudication of the family violence assault, to award spousal maintenance in favor of the injured spouse. If you need a lawyer to help you obtain a protective order, or if you are defending against allegations of family violence, the Law Offices of Sue Berkel can assist you. Call 512 689-8733 for a free consultation or email us at