How do i get a judge to believe that im not the abusive party in a custody battle?
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You have to follow the protection order unless it is modified by another court order. You should consult with a good family law attorney about your prospects. In most cases, restrictions on visitation will eventually be eased if you fully comply with the protection order. It’s always best to consult with a good family law attorney to discuss the details before you act. See my AVVO Legal Guides on domestic violence and parenting plan modifications for more information about the legal issues raised by your inquiry. Please keep in mind that although my AVVO Answers and Legal Guides are often informative, they are no substitute for legal advice from an attorney you have retained for consultation or representation. There are always exceptions to the general rules. To find my Legal Guides, click on my photo. On my AVVO home page click on "Contributor Level - View Contributions" or scroll down further and click on "Contribution - Legal Guides." Scroll down the list of my 32 Legal Guides and select the topics relevant to your question. If you like my answer and Legal Guides, please make sure you mark them as “helpful” or “best answer”. © Bruce Clement
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You will need to talk to a family law attorney. I am a criminal defense attorney so I wouldn't be the right type of attorney. The one thing I can say is that you need to be able to confront any allegation that is thrown at you with facts, exhibits, proof that it didn't happen. The more holes you shoot into the argument of the other side the less water it will hold. Family court is a court where allegations are all over the place. A person can say anything so make sure you tell the truth and get your proof so that you can disprove allegations by the other side and win over the Judge's confidence.
Since it doesn't sound like any criminal charges have been filed against you, this really a question for a family law attorney. You would be well served to consult with and retain one.
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