When Family Law Matters Overlap with Criminal Accusations
Nov. 18, 2020
If you are engaged in a family law matter such as a divorce or custody dispute, a criminal allegation only adds complexity to an already tumultuous situation.
As an attorney experienced in both family law and criminal law, I can guide you through sensitive family law matters with an understanding of the ways your situation is impacted by a criminal charge, whether you or the other party is the one accused of wrongdoing.
As a family law attorney with more than 20 years of experience, certified criminal law expert, and former prosecutor, I am well-versed in these issues and the various ways in which they overlap.
A Game Changer in Family Law Cases
In a contested family law matter, a criminal accusation can prove decisive. Under Texas law, domestic assault is a ground for divorce. If one spouse is found to have abused the other, it can affect many aspects of the divorce, including property division, alimony, and child custody.
If you have been abused or feel the threat of abuse is imminent, I can advise you as to legal remedies such as securing an order of protection to safeguard you and your children. As an experienced divorce trial lawyer, I know how to expose abuse and wrongdoing to protect the safety of my clients and to benefit them in legal proceedings.
Challenging False Accusations
Sadly, it is not unheard of for a person to level false accusations against a spouse for the purpose of gaining a legal advantage in divorce proceedings. I meet such accusations with the aggressive legal defense they require, both in family court and criminal law proceedings. Family court judges do not view false accusations favorably. I seize upon such tactics aggressively to turn the tables and gain an advantage for my clients.
Talk with An Attorney You Can Trust
These issues are very sensitive and require the attention of an experienced lawyer. To discuss your family law and criminal law matters with an attorney you can trust, call my McKinney law office or contact me online.