How Domestic Violence Affects Child Custody

The prevalence of domestic violence in the United States is staggering. It’s estimated that 1 in every 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. In addition, witnessing violence between one’s parents is the strongest risk factor of transmitting violent behavior from one generation to the next. It makes sense then that family law judges take charges of domestic abuse very seriously. In a divorce proceeding, a history of abuse will impact a judge’s decision about child custody and visitation. Learn more about how domestic violence will impact custody in your state. 

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