Issues involving domestic violence are often involved in either domestic cases or in criminal cases. The important thing to realize is that it is very much a hot button with the family court and with the criminal courts.
Domestic violence can affect custody cases. It can also have impact on the potential penalties that can be imposed for what otherwise would be an ordinary criminal case. If there’s an assault and it happens to be a domestic violence assault, you could see that the penalty would be higher.
If there is custody issue between parents and one of the parents is a perpetrator of domestic violence, then that affects the custody decision that a court would enter in such a case, so domestic violence is important. That can be against any family member, so it could be against children or it could be against spouses who are in the home.
The law firm of Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C., is composed of experienced attorneys in the state of Delaware. Please contact the office for a free initial consultation and get any questions answered regarding domestic violence.