Affect Of Family Violence On Asset Division During Divorce

The answer is that proof of family violence could be relevant to a property settlement in this way:

  • In order for violence by one party to another to have an effect upon the property settlement, the trial judge would need to be satisfied on the balance of probabilities that the contributions, both financial and non-financial, of the victim party, were rendered significantly more arduous as a result of the other party’s behavior
  • It is an exceptional remedy usually. The issue for consideration is whether the husband’s actions can be found to be sufficiently sustained and serious, and whether his behavior made your financial and non-financial, including your homemaker contribution significantly more arduous

At Rowan Skinner And Associates Lawyers, we have represented clients going through divorces involving family violence and drug abuse many times. We have the experience to get your though your divorce and to act on your behalf in court or during negotiations as necessary. This includes filing intervention orders and other services.

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