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Allegations of domestic violence are taken seriously in Michigan. Strong protections are in place for victims and in family law cases, domestic violence charges can impact custody proceedings and rights to marital property and support. At Iafrate & Salassa, P.C. our Macomb County domestic violence attorneys provide the strong legal representation you need in these types of cases. Whether you are facing abuse by a spouse or have been accused of committing domestic violence, we can guide you through the ensuing legal process while helping to ensure your rights are protected.
According to Michigan Incident Crime Reporting statistics, more than 5,000 cases of domestic violence are reported throughout our area each year. These are crimes alleged to have been committed against spouses, children, and other family members. At Iafrate & Salassa, P.C. our Macomb County domestic violence attorneys represent clients in these cases, which may involve the following:
Under the Michigan Penal Code, domestic violence is a serious criminal offense. In addition to resulting in heavy fines and a potential jail sentence, it can have serious ramifications in family law cases.
Whether you are a victim of domestic abuse or have been accused of committing this type of crime, it is important to realize the potential impact it can have on your rights in family court matter. In divorce and related proceedings, this includes:
Offenders may also be ordered to attend counseling and to undergo mandatory drug and alcohol testing during this time, and any violation could result in immediate arrest.
When allegations of domestic violence are an issue in your family law case, Iafrate & Salassa, P.C. is here to help. Call or contact our Macomb County domestic attorneys online and request a free, confidential consultation to discuss your situation and how we can protect you today.