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Domestic Violence And Parental Rights

Even mere allegations of domestic violence can start a chain of events that can significantly affect your life. To make sure your individual and parental rights are protected, it’s essential to reach an experienced domestic violence defense lawyer as soon as possible.

If your domestic violence issue is connected with divorce, a custody battle or another family law matter, the criminal defense and family law experience of the lawyers at  J.D. Milks, PLLC, can prove invaluable.

You may be removed from your home and prevented from seeing your own children. This could be temporary until a hearing is held, but depending on the circumstances, it could be long term or even permanent.

Parental Rights Lawyers

If a protective order or restraining order issued against you only concerns contact with your spouse, we will help create an arrangement so you can spend time with your children away from the family home.

In the most extreme cases, the court may move to permanently remove your parental rights or parental visitation. The most common reasons for a court to terminate parental rights include parental engagement in any type of criminal activity that puts the child in danger, abuse or neglect of the child, or the inability to care for a child due to substance abuse problems.

When a parent loses his or her parental rights, the parent is permanently prohibited from having the right to visit or contact the child and no longer has the right to any input in decisions that are made for the child.

We have experience working with prosecutors in municipal and state courts throughout the DFW area regarding family violence and preserving parental rights. Often, we are able to resolve these cases without the need for a trial.

We carefully review the unique aspects of your case before creating a legal strategy that will produce the best possible outcome. In many cases, we are able to place our clients in alternative treatment programs such as anger management counseling. This helps you avoid a prolonged trial with an undetermined outcome and prevents further interruption of your time with your child.

We Are Ready To Meet With You And Protect Your Parental Rights

The sooner you contact our law firm regarding charges of domestic violence, the better chance we have to minimize the impact it will have on your life professionally and personally. Call (817) 659-1133 for a free consultation in which we can review the facts of your case and recommend the best course of action.