Domestic violence accusations are always serious. Whether you are the accused or the one asking the courts to grant a restraining order against a family member, you need solid legal representation from attorneys who fully understand the gravity and complexity of the situation. This is especially important if the accusations are also part of larger family law proceedings such as a custody battle or divorce.
Unfortunately, there are many instances where one party brings false domestic violence accusations against the other as a way of attempting to hurt that person or get revenge. The reality is, however, that once you are accused of domestic violence, it can be very difficult to regain your reputation. The accusations can affect your employment, whether you have to move out of the home you are sharing with the other party and any standing custody proceedings.