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Is Your Child’s Health at Risk in a Divorce Battle?

Divorce is never something one gets pleasure out of.

While some divorces are handled without drama and fanfare, many others are waged in courtrooms across America with bitterness and angst. When children are involved, emotions can become sky­high.

That said having a Seattle divorce lawyer backing you is nothing short of imperative.

We can fight for not only your rights, but those of your child or children, many of whom oftentimes are caught in the middle.

Not only can a child’s mental health be at stake in a divorce, but also their physical well­being.

Child Abuse in a Divorce

In the event you suspect your soon­to­be ex­spouse or someone they are dating has abused one or more of your children, a Seattle domestic violence lawyer can defend you and your child.

When you meet with a domestic violence lawyer in Seattle, be sure to provide them with the following:

  • Any evidence showing your child or children was physically or mentally abused. This can include not only photos or video of bruises and scratches (see more below), but also any recorded statements from inside and outside the home etc.
  • Any statement from a doctor, psychologist, teacher etc. indicating your child was mentally or physically harmed by your spouse.
  • Any evidence indicating your child has been acting out against others in retaliation for being abused by a spouse. In some cases, the child will pick fights at school with classmates or talk back to adults.
  • Any evidence pointing to the fact your child or children want nothing to do with the alleged abuser. They may be hesitant to go spend time with your spouse when it is his or her turn to have the children.

Divorce and domestic violence unfortunately oftentimes go hand­in­hand.

Having a divorce lawyer in Seattle on your side can make all the difference for you and your child.

  • Contact Seattle Divorce Lawyer V. Freitas