Overcoming The Tragedy Of Domestic Violence
I am family law attorney Robert G. Smith. As an experienced criminal defense attorney with over 40 years of experience, I know how to defend the domestic violence allegation, and I know what the role of prosecutors should be.
No spouse or child should endure domestic violence. I have successfully litigated those claims in high-profile cases. Often there is no other witness but the spouses, which makes it critically important to prepare.
The stakes can be very high in a domestic violence claim. If one spouse is excluded from the residence, the children’s relationship with the excluded parent might be shattered. The financial pressures on the excluded parent may be enormous.
New York courts classify certain crimes as “family offenses,” which can be tried in either the divorce court, the family court, or the criminal court. There are also Integrated Domestic Violence Courts (IDV), in which one judge addresses all of a family’s legal issues.
At the end of the day, no system is perfect. Despite potential for abuse, the courts will usually and quite properly require assurances that no spouse or child is subject to physical or emotional abuse.
Over 40 Years Of Experience
With more than 40 years of experience as a New York lawyer representing clients in domestic violence situations, I know that my law firm can be a tremendous benefit to you, regardless of your situation.
I have made television appearances and handled many high-asset divorces and high-profile divorces involving domestic violence situations. Through it all I have maintained the highest level of professional integrity and a fierce commitment to client confidentiality.