When you are charged with domestic violence, you'll be charged in Criminal Court, but if children are involved, you may also be headed to Family Court in matters of child custody. If you are a parent with a substance abuse problem and have been charged with domestic violence, all hope may not be lost.
Family law cases are complicated matters and can become even more difficult for everyone involved when there are allegations of domestic abuse. Unfortunately, there is a trend towards an increase in the use of false accusations of domestic violence to gain an advantage in family court. One in ten American couples experience intimate partner violence every year, so the reality exists, but can also be taken advantage of.