Atlanta Marietta Family Law Attorney

Domestic Violence

In Georgia, the state's domestic violence law applies not only to married couples but also to domestic partners, parents and children, and step-parents and children.

Charges of domestic violence often arise in connection with divorce. In some cases, spousal abuse is one the reason the victim is seeking a divorce. There are also high-conflict divorces where one spouse makes false allegations of domestic violence against the other in order to gain the upper hand in a child custody, alimony or property division dispute.

Domestic violence charges are treated very seriously in Georgia. Before a person is found guilty of criminal assault charges, he or she is likely to face civil sanctions such as removal from the family home, as well as temporary restraining orders (TRO) that prevent the accused from having any contact with the alleged victim. If someone violates a restraining order, he or she can be jailed and charged with a separate crime.

The law firm of Stacy Snyder Garguilo represent victims of domestic violence throughout the Atlanta metro area. We also defend people who have been accused of domestic violence.

Contact us today to discuss your domestic violence case.