Will A Protective Order Stop An Abusive Parent From Getting Custody?
A valid fear many victims of domestic violence have is that their abusive exes will gain custody of the children. There are many ways to prevent that from happening, though, and that includes filing a protection order against the perpetrator. With an order on file, here are two ways it will impact custody proceedings. A Hold Is Placed on Custody Issues If you're divorcing your abusive spouse or the other person is suing you for custody of the children, the court will put custody proceedings on hold until the issue of the protective order is fully resolved.