Ohio  |  Family Law

Legal Question

Asked on: 7/26/11, 11:34 am

If there is a domestic violence charge against my husband, will it be difficult to get full custody of my children?

1 Answer


Answered on: 7/26/11, 11:46 am by Eric Willison

In Ohio divorce cases where children are involved, the Court's guiding principle is the best interests of the children. Courts are wary about DV charges that suddenly spring up in the middle of a custody battle, but will take them seriously if they are supported by the facts. However, the fact that charges are pending is not nearly so powerful as a conviction on the charges. Further still, while a conviction for DV is a factor against a certain person getting custody, it is not a determinative factor. Other factors could outweigh it.


Did you find this answer helpful?

0 Users found this answer helpful.

0 Attorneys agree with this answer.


Law Office of Eric E. Willison 625 City Park Avenue Columbus, OH 43206

Other answers from this attorney

Didn't find what you were looking for? Ask an Attorney!

Get answers from the top Attorneys
Ask Question

70 Answers given in the last few hours.

86611 Active attorneys ready to answer your question

Search Past Answers:
  Advanced Search