Q: Can the judge separate me and my boyfriend if there was domestic violence with kids involved ?
A: more info needed.
i am not a family lawyer and you should not be discussing sensitive info like this on an open forum.
i assume the court was concerned for the safety of the kids but I don't have the info.
you need to consult with a lawyer in your community to get guidance.
i would encourage you to write out all the facts in detail for a lawyer to review.
A: Like the prior gentlemen I also think you should be sitting done with a professional to discuss these issues so any advice can be tailored to your specific needs. However, I think this is the proper forum for discussion of these general issues as long as no confidential information is posted. I think that your question is general enough that a brief answer would be helpful.
The judge cannot order you to separate unless one of you requests restraining orders that request no contact orders against the other. However, the court can make orders regarding the minor child that restrict your time with him if you and your boyfriend are a danger to the child when together. The court could well, under certain circumstances, take jurisdiction of your child if they feel the child is not being protected satisfactorily by you. The courts never want children to be in the presence of domestic violence.
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