Domestic violence can be between a partner, family members, children, spouse, a girlfriend or boyfriend. It can be emotional abuse, family violence, and spousal abuse. Violence in a household doesn’t always include assault. It can consist of threats, coercion, or stalking. Essentially, domestic violence is where an individual exerts a possessive control over another party within their household. These types of actions can fall under both criminal law and family law.
While we do not practice family law, it is in our experience that partners sometimes lie about domestic violence to restrict access to the children in the relationship or to try and force an unequal divorce settlement. Jaswal & Krueger are knowledgeable in how criminal law is used to impact family law and are here to help. We will assess your case to determine the best way to proceed to protect your innocence and any family law proceedings.