If you or your child has been abused by the other parent, it may be important to have a custody plan that will help to keep everyone safe. In domestic violence cases, custody plans can be detailed so that each parent understands what they are allowed and not allowed to do. Custody orders will say who the child will live with on a day-to-day basis, visitation schedules, and who has the right to make decisions about the children. For more information about custody cases, CLICK HERE
Survivors who are married to a person who abuses them may want to end their marriage. The court also makes custody, support, and property orders in a divorce case.
In these cases, the court makes orders that say who the child’s legal parents are. If parents are married when a child is born, the law assumes that the married persons are the child’s legal parents. But for unmarried parents, parentage of their children needs to be established legally. Establishing parentage is necessary before the court can make custody, visitation, or child support orders. The court also makes custody and support orders in a paternity case.
LACLJ attorneys offer a confidential relationship within which a survivor can learn about their rights, weigh their options and make informed and empowered choices for themselves and their families.
If you are a survivor of domestic violence or sexual assault, LACLJ attorneys can help you with your family law needs.