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If you have been accused or arrested for domestic violence, it can negatively impact your life on multiple levels. It could tarnish your reputation within the community, amongst family members and may put your parental rights in danger. Even if an arrest did not occur, a police report will be filed once the police become involved. If you are dealing with accusations of domestic violence or currently have a domestic violence case pending, you should speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

Child Custody and Domestic Violence

In some domestic violence situations, the court will grant restraining orders that requires the allegedly abusive parent to stay away from the children and the other parent. The parent protected by the restraining order tends to have sole custody of the child in these situations. If the parent who is accused of being abusive is permitted to see the child, it is often with limited supervised visitation.

Objections to Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

In domestic violence cases, a temporary restraining order is entered. Under the New Mexico Family Violence Act, a person that has the restraining order against him has the right to dispute the entry of a long-term restraining order. During this proceeding, we assert certain defenses that are applicable to our client’s case and file a counter-petition if appropriate. Leading up to the hearing we will prepare a full defense to present in court, or attempt to negotiate a beneficial resolution with the other side.

Child Support

Even if a parent is accused of committing domestic violence, there still remains a responsibility to continue child support payments. If you are unable to keep up with the child support payments due to the ongoing legal proceedings or if alternative payment arrangements need to be made, we will help you handle those issues. We will work closely with you to come up with a solution that accommodates your current situation.

Legal Assistance for Domestic Violence Cases in New Mexico

If you are facing domestic violence charges, arrange a an initial consultation with one of our experienced family attorneys by calling (505) 843-7303. We handle domestic violence cases throughout New Mexico with offices located in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. We are aggressive litigators who are able to get positive results for our clients.

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