Alan W. Metcalf, Attorney at Law

Domestic Violence

This is critical in a custody contest. The Family code states that there is a presumption that custody should Not be awarded to the party who is the aggressor in a domestic violence order. The victim should call 911, take photos, document/write down in detail every word, action, etc. have the police press charges and notify their lawyer 1st thing and if in the evening then at opening of business the next day. The court have a process to assist persons trying to get the order themselves but a lawyer is suggested because if you do not word it properly the request for an order will be denied. If you have been accused of Domestic Violence then you must write down every word and every action with time and date and try to find a 3rd party witness to support fact that you did not injure or threaten injury to the other party.