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Domestic violence in the context of divorce

Tennessee divorce courts tend to consider a history of domestic violence an important deciding factor when deliberating on child custody terms. A record of abuse or violence might hamper a parent's ability to maintain a quality relationship with his or her child. Therefore, defendants standing accused of a domestic violence charge might benefit from prioritizing mitigation of the negative effects.

Understanding protection orders

In Tennessee, law enforcement officials may intervene in alleged domestic violence situations to prevent contact between the people involved. These court mandates may be either protective or restraining orders, and it is important to understand the specific types so that you do not inadvertently violate the terms of the order. At the Law Office of Rob McKinney, we work to protect our clients from false accusations and unfair restrictions that may result.

Understanding Tennessee domestic violence laws

At the Law Office of Rob McKinney in Tennessee, we represent clients who have been charged with a crime, including those charged with domestic violence. We know that if you are facing such a charge, this is a very serious matter and you need to understand Tennessee’s domestic violence laws and the penalties you could face should you be convicted of breaking one of them.

What you need to know about a temporary restraining order

If you have been issued a temporary restraining or protective order in Tennessee, you may be confused about your rights and the rules that you need to follow. Knowing the steps that need to be taken can help your court case and prevent you from doing anything that could be considered inappropriate. We at the Law Office of Rob McKinney can help you understand exactly what is expected of you and increase your chances of a successful outcome.

Allegations Of Domestic Violence Dismissed

Tennessee residents who find themselves taken to jail by authorities and charged with a crime may understandably feel very scared and unsure of what to expect next. Concerns that an arrest may all too easily lead to a conviction often arise. However, defendants are legally required to have the chance to clear themselves of charges if appropriate. 

5 digital actions that could be considered domestic violence

Domestic violence is undoubtedly a serious issue and of great concern to families all across Nashville. However, it is also a very broad area of law that encompasses just about any negative or potentially harmful physical, emotional or financial act between spouses, family members or exes. Because so many actions can be classified as domestic violence, it can be difficult for people to distinguish between ill-advised behavior and criminal behavior.

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