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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

A previous post on this blog talked about how domestic violence allegations can have a negative effect on a mom or dad's ability to have custody over their children or even have liberal parenting time with them.

This post implied that when a Riverside parent is facing criminal charges related to false or grossly exaggerated allegations of domestic violence, they should strongly consider having the help of an experienced attorney in the area so they can defend both their liberty and their relationship with their children.

However, October is particularly good time to remember that there is another side to this coin, and that is when a woman, or man, is indeed a victim of family violence and will no doubt need the help of the law to get herself out of a scary and dangerous predicament.

After all, while it might seem easy to do for someone who hasn't gone through it, getting out of an abusive relationship is challenging on many levels. In addition to the emotional baggage, one also has to handle the legal issues related to custody, parenting time, and the like. No victim would want to get out of a relationship but leave her child exposed to danger.

With October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, it is a great time to remind victims of domestic violence that help is available to them through California's family law courts. Under the law, the courts will take credible allegations of domestic violence seriously when making custody decisions. However, a victim will still probably benefit from the help of an experienced family law attorney.

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