Category Archives: Domestic Violence


Divorces and child custody cases can involve accusations of domestic violence. Alabama’s Protection from Abuse Act (Alabama Code § 30-5-1 et seq.) allows a victim of domestic abuse to file a petition with the court requesting protection from the alleged abuser. A PFA is granted ex parte, meaning that the alleged abuser will not be notified about the petition until a PFA has been entered by the court.  DEFINING DOMESTIC ABUSE The Protection from Abuse Act defines domestic violence on the basisContinue reading