While there are certainly scenarios where protective orders are necessary in a relationship, there are sadly also situations where one spouse will make false domestic violence claims -- or lie about the fear of abuse -- in order to try and get an upper hand in a divorce or child custody case.
However, Atkins has a completely different side to the story, and said that the two were just verbally arguing, and that it never turned physical. He claims that while arguing, his No. 1 priority was his son; and that he did not want the child to have to hear mom and dad fight. However, even though he wanted to not be arguing where the child could hear, his wife quickly called police and gave her side of the story, which is "completely untrue."
A father who had unfounded domestic violence allegations held against him will finally be reunited with his 4-year-old daughter. This decision also comes after the man's 2-year-old son went missing back in November under the care of his estranged wife.
It seems that Daniel Baldwin may find himself in a courtroom battle as his wife -- who recently filed for a legal separation from the 51-year-old actor -- also requested to have full custody of the couple's two small children. This move comes just months after the actor had originally filed for a divorce and restraining order against his 41-year-old wife, claiming that she is a danger to him and the children.
Legislation that would make changes to domestic violence laws in Missouri for the first time in close to 40 years was recently approved by a 33-0 vote by the state's Senate. If the bill is approved by the House, these changes could greatly impact issues related to family law.
Paola Arzu Stange is to speak to other attorneys about domestic violence on May 26, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency in St. Louis at The Arch, 315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63122 at LawReviewCle's CLE titled: "First Domestic Violence Case." This is an important issue that effects many fathers in divorce and child custody cases.
A lack of a plan for child visitation can lead to easily avoidable spats between two divorced or no-longer-together parents.