Q: My child father attacked me in front of our child. His 2nd domestic violence charge. Will he get custody/visitation?
I have sole physical & legal custody, visitation reserved to father, at mother’s discretion, since 2017. My child father attacked me when he dropped her off to my home, after having her for the weekend. DV has been an ongoing issue for years, and my daughter show signs to be traumatized. So I currently have her in therapy, and moved away from my last residence to get away from him. So I have not allowed her father to see her since then. He also violated protective order & 2 year good behavior violation, for third time. The first violation was dismissed, 2nd violation he was found guilty. He also caught a charge in Norfolk while on 2 year good behavior & was convicted, but no jail time.. just another 2 year good behavior with 1 year suspended sentence. I have had problems with him before and did a show cause, but it was dismissed, because the judge had continued the case to see if any more problems since then. At the time there were none, of course because he knew about the charge.
A: I have moved your question to family law because that is the area of law you have a question about. Domestic violence and criminal law is for those charged with offenses in those areas and requiring answers related to such.
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