It has been a rough 10 years of this abusive relationship. The man always gets the bad rap.
No charges ever filed.
Allegations of family violence if proved have great bearing on the court's custody determination. Texas Family Code Sec. 153.004 states that if there is credible proof of a history or pattern of family violence within the 2 years preceding filing of suit the court may not point the violent party as a joint managing conservator. The Code has other provisions pertaining to family violence. The family violence victim also can file an application for a family violence protective order. It is a very serious concern in family law. The fact that charges are not filed does not preclude proof by evidence. Generally men commit the majority of family violence, but it must be proved by a preponderance of evidence in family law. In criminal law the burden of proof is beyond a reasonable doubt. Generally parents or spouses who commit family violence are not deemed to be acting in their child's or children's best interests.
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