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Can Domestic Violence Cases Ever Lead to Peaceful Co-Parenting?


You can never tell from looking at someone what they have been through during the times before you met them.  Someone might have a good relationship with his teen children and be on reasonably good terms with his ex-wife, but their divorce may have involved much more drama than you could imagine, and perhaps even one or more arrests.  Can domestic violence allegations ever become water under the bridge?  It depends.  Most calls to the police about domestic violence do not lead to a criminal conviction.  You can resume a manageable parenting plan before too long if you can show the court that you can consistently act in your children’s best interests.  If you are going through a divorce, your spouse has accused you of domestic violence, and the court has issued a protective order, your short-term goal is to not make things worse.  It is much easier to do this with the help of a Boca Raton child custody lawyer.

Judge Warns Celebrity Dad That He Is One Missed Court Appearance Away From Permanently Losing Unsupervised Parenting Time

Vonshae Taylor-Morales and Richard Morales, also known by his stage name Gunplay, are not the only South Florida couple to have a messy breakup, but their case is messy even by South Florida standards.  As is obvious to anyone who watches Love and Hip Hop: Miami, the couple married last year and have a daughter who was born in early 2023.  Several months ago, the couple got into an argument, which escalated until Morales allegedly pointed a gun at his wife and forcibly grabbed the baby out of her arms.  Taylor-Morales notified the police, and Morales was arrested. While the criminal case is pending, the judge ordered him to stay at least 500 feet away from Taylor-Morales and from the child and to wear a GPS ankle monitor.  Meanwhile, he was only allowed to see his daughter virtually through video calls on the Talking Parents app.

Data from the ankle monitor show that, on at least one occasion, Morales got too close to his wife and daughter.  He also missed at least one scheduled court appearance.  Now the court is threatening to limit him to supervised parenting time until the child turns 18.

The chances that things will get this bad with your co-parenting case are slim.  Most domestic violence calls do not involve a deadly weapon.  Likewise, as hard as it is to stay away from your own child, noncompliance with court orders can only work against you in a family law case.  The court’s default assumption is that it is in a child’s best interest to have a stable relationship with both parents, even if the parents cannot be around each other.

Contact Schwartz | White About Getting Back to Normal After Domestic Violence Allegations

A South Florida family law attorney can help you maintain a stable relationship with your child even if you have been accused of domestic violence.  Contact Schwartz | White in Boca Raton, Florida about your case.



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