Anchorage Domestic Violence Lawyer
With more than 25 years of legal experience, I have seen firsthand how domestic violence can tear families apart. Victims experience physical and emotional trauma. Children who witness abuse can experience significant anxiety and distress.
I am Dorothea G. Aguero, an Alaska family law attorney committed to helping victims of domestic violence. I also help parents who are the victims of false abuse allegations. If you need a strong advocate, I am here to help.
Contact me to discuss your legal rights and options. I handle a wide range of legal matters on behalf of clients in cases involving allegations of domestic violence, including:
- Domestic violence restraining orders
- Modification of restraining orders
- Supervised visitation
- Child custody or visitation modifications
- Paternity cases involving domestic violence allegations
The Impact Of Domestic Violence In Child Custody Proceedings
Alaska law generally favors the right of both parents to maintain a strong relationship with their children after a divorce. A finding of domestic violence, however, can change everything. The Alaska family code creates a rebuttable presumption that any parent who is guilty of committing an act of domestic violence against another parent or a child may not be awarded sole custody, joint physical custody or joint legal custody. [Alaska Statute 25.24.150(g)]
If you are a victim or have been accused, you need an experienced attorney who can provide the sound advice and vigorous representation you require. I encourage you to contact me to learn more about your legal rights and options.