Domestic Violence & Family Law
Support & Representation from New Orleans Family Lawyers
Aside from obvious concerns, domestic violence can have numerous legal
ramifications. In addition to the possibility of criminal charges, domestic
violence can also impact divorce and family law, if it takes place between
spouses or romantic partners, or when it involves children.
Over the years, our legal system has instituted harsher consequences for
domestic violence cases in order to better protect victims and hold offenders
accountable. While this means that there are more avenues to help victims
assert their rights and gain needed protections, it also means that allegations
have the potential to create a chain reaction of consequences for the
accused, and rights for the victim.
How Domestic Violence Can Impact Divorce & Family Law
Domestic violence can greatly impact divorce and family law proceedings.
By addressing these issues with the assistance of a family lawyer, you
can better understand your rights as a victim or as the accused during
various proceedings, including:
- A Louisiana law passed in 2014 allows for immediate divorces when there
has been physical or sexual abuse against a spouse or child, regardless
of whether the spouse was prosecuted for the act of abuse. That law also
impacts custody and support in cases involving physical and sexual abuse.
- Louisiana’s Post-Separation Violence Relief Act (PSFVRA) provides
relief to victims of family violence and domestic violence. It provides
for an award of sole custody, the imposition of supervised visitation
and the denial of any visitation depending on the extent of the abuse.
- Also known as a “protective order” or “restraining order”,
an order of protection is designed to prevent abuse by granting temporary
child custody, temporary support, or use of property, such as a home or
car. These orders are only in place for a limited amount of time, and
can greatly impact the trajectory of a family law case.
Our New Orleans family law attorneys at Lowe, Stein, Hoffman, Allweiss
& Hauver L.L.P work closely with clients who have domestic violence
concerns involved in their divorce and child custody proceedings. We also
provide support and representation in matters involving restraining orders.
In addition to having the necessary breadth of knowledge to effectively
handle domestic violence matters, our team is focused on providing the
highest quality representation.
Why Choose Us?
When you choose to work with our team, you can feel confident about placing
your trust in the hands of caring and highly capable legal minds for the
- We’ve served residents across the region for over two decades
- We focus on personalized attention and tailored legal strategies
- We leverage progressive technology to offer cost-efficient solutions
- Our lawyers deliver step-by-step, goal-oriented service
Over the years, our attorneys have translated their extensive experience
helping clients into a reputation for being honest and trustworthy legal
counsel. Clients and their loved ones continually choose us to assist
them with new legal needs.
Discuss Your Case Personally with a Lawyer
Because we understand the unique issues that arise when domestic violence
is asserted in a case, as well as the need for timely intervention, our
team is readily available to assist local residents who want to learn
more about their legal rights, available options, and how our firm may
be able to help handle the legal process.
Contact us today to request an initial consultation.