An unfortunate reality is that many times people try to make use of South Carolina CDV Law in order to gain an advantage in a divorce or custody case.
When someone is arrested for CDV many times the Court will impose a "no contact" bond restriction which will keep someone from returning home. This can be used to quickly, and nearly effortlessly, remove an unwanted spouse from the home and to disconnect them from their children.
Some people also believe that having their spouse arrested for CDV will also result in obtaining a divorce much faster than they would be able to otherwise, and may also result in more favorable awards of marital property or alimony.
As a CDV Defense Attorney I know that many times these malicious efforts not only fail, but can actually backfire. Further by working with my client's family law attorney I can help keep them or the children's Guardian ad litem aware of developments in the criminal case.
More disturbing than false allegations of domestic violence, can be false allegations of child abuse. This tactic can not only result in serious criminal charges but also decades in prison and sex offender registration. If you have been placed under investigation for child molestation in South Carolina, either with or without a corresponding CDV arrest, you are invited to contact my office for a free case evaluation.