Victims of domestic violence who file for divorce often fear that they will lose custody of their children to their abusive spouses or lose their economic security if their spouses are awarded all the money and assets. This is a truly terrifying situation.
If your abusive spouse is contesting aspects of a custody arrangement, visitation schedule, or property division, you should speak with an experienced attorney immediately. Law Office Of Arthur Lin has represented many victims of domestic violence with a proven track record of success.
Domestic violence can be physical, mental, or emotional. Abusers employ these forms of violence to instill fear and control their spouses’ lives and actions.
If you are a victim of domestic violence preparing for a divorce, it is vital that you keep records of the following:
All financial information. Keep secret copies of financial documents in a place where your spouse cannot find them.
- Written records of all interactions with the abuser, including exact times and dates of the incidents. Record dates and times when children are picked up and returned, dates and amounts of child support payments, and any violations of court orders of protection.
- Documentation of abuse, including police reports, medical records, photographs, and claims for crime victim compensation if they exist.
- A certified copy of your marriage certificate.
- Rent receipts, bank statements, utility bills, credit card records, and children’s report cards.
- The court will refer to these documents to decide on the division of your marital property and custody arrangements or visitation. The documents will also be useful to support your case if there are future incidents of abuse.
At Law Office Of Arthur Lin, we will stand with you and help you fight for your rights. Our attorneys will do everything possible to ensure safety and financial security for you and your children. You do not have to face these frightening challenges alone.
Contact Law Office Of Arthur Lin to speak with a trustworthy, knowledgeable attorney today.