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Helping Victims Of Abuse As Well As Victims Of False Allegations.

Our legal team is often called upon to represent clients involved in accusations of spousal abuse or domestic violence. We understand that these are complex cases. Since 1974, we have represented both parties: accused and accuser.

Domestic Violence and Divorce Presents Myriad of Issues. You need Our Unique Firm to Solve Them.

If you have been the victim of family or domestic violence, please contact us if you wish to proceed with the divorce. Our combined knowledge of criminal law and family law makes us a unique firm that can help protect you. Your situation is particularly dicey, and if you do not do everything the right way, the rest of your life can turn into a real mess.

Allegations of domestic violence or spousal abuse are extremely damning in the family law arena. If you are falsely accused of abuse and are involved in a divorce, then it is imperative that you hire our experienced attorneys today as these allegations can have a negative impact on child custody, child support and even spousal support.

The domestic violence attorneys of Pelley Law Office, L.L.P., have a lengthy history of success in having criminal charges dismissed in cases of false allegations of domestic violence. We also have a reputation for responding quickly and aggressively to protect our clients who are victims of abuse.

If you are the victim of spousal abuse, we can guide you down the pathway of what needs to happen in order to help you obtain what you are entitled to under the law. We can assist you in obtaining a restraining order, a “kick-out order,” and temporary support. We can also represent you in a divorce if you choose that option.

What Should You Do Now?

Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation so you can get the protection you need. Call us at 903-813-4778.

The most accurate way of predicting attorneys’ performance in the future is to examine the results they have achieved in the past.

Case Results

Our client came to us after a Sexual Assault of a Child allegation came out from his wife in the middle of a child custody fight. We not only got those false charges dismissed without an indictment, we got his minor son back that his ex-wife had kidnapped after the false allegations were dropped. -B.D.R.

Our client ceased payments of agreed spousal support upon remarriage of his ex-spouse. Following another argument, the ex-spouse filed a Motion for Enforcement. At trial, the Court requested briefs that both parties provided to the Court. The Court ruled that the spousal support was unenforceable. The ex-spouse appealed, and that Court requested additional briefs. The appeals court ruled in favor of our client and ordered the ex-wife to reimburse our client for costs and expenses.-R.P.

This was an Attorney General Child support case where the father, a disabled veteran, owed in excess of $25,000 plus penalties and interest in back child support. At the hearing, delinquent support was reduced by over $12,000 and all penalties and interest were vacated. Reasonable payments toward the delinquency within the father's budget were set.- J.O.

From a Mother & Father - Thank you for taking care of our son in court. He was visibly shaking when the other side showed up today. Until that point he was doing just fine. You took him under your wing and protected him and his son. There are no words to express our gratitude.- C.K. & S. K.

A former spouse tried to have our client arrested by falsely claiming he molested their daughter during the marriage in order to gain full custody of their child and to prevent him from having access to the child. We not only avoided the criminal prosecution, but also gained the father possession and access to his minor daughter through the family law court.- A.V.

Note from a Divorce Client -- "Again, I want to thank you so much for your time and work you've put into my case. I have full confidence in Mr. Pelley and want you to know how thankful I am to have put my trust in you."- R.S.

In this Attorney General Child Support Case, our client (the father) owed a ton of back child support payments as well as penalties and interest. At the hearing, Mr. Pelley got the delinquent support reduced by more than 50% and all penalties and interest were vacated. Our client was placed on a reasonable payment plan to get caught up.- A.N.

From a Mother & Father – Thank you for taking care of our son in court. He was visibly shaking when the other side showed up today. Until that point he was doing just fine. You took him under your wing and protected him and his son. There are no words to express our gratitude. - C.K. & S. K

We saved this client a bunch of money and property after he failed to timely act after finding out his wife filed for divorce. Prior to hiring us, our client failed to file an answer after being served with a Petition for Divorce. The Court entered a default judgment awarding his ex-wife large portions of his share of the community property and 50% of our client's separate property. Additionally, the Court ordered exorbitant amounts for child support and spousal support. Our Motion for New Trial was granted and the Court vacated all prior orders.- B.M.

We got our client (the father) awarded possession of two minor females. He came to us seeking primary custody of his two minor female children. The mother filed unfounded criminal charges against the father, reported abuse to CPS, claimed that he threatened physical harm to the kids and also that he threatened to kill her. She actually filed felony aggravated assault charges against him. After hiring us, the false criminal charges were dropped, he prevailed with sole custody and the Court granted his every request about property.-S.P.

This was an incredible case where we won custody for a minor child for a brother over his biological father. The mother of minor female child died leaving the father as the only living conservator. The child wanted to live with his older brother rather than the father. We intervened and requested the Court for primary custody of the child. The father contested and the case was set for trial. Our client (the brother) was appointed sole managing conservator of the child with father's rights and privileges subject to approval of brother and the child.- R.W.

Our client owed in excess of $80K in back child support and a lot of credit card debt. We filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy for him and the Attorney General's Office failed to file a proof of claim for the child support listed in the bankruptcy. The bankruptcy was completed and the child support claim was discharged. The Attorney General's office filed multiple motions with the Federal Bankruptcy Court to allow them to proceed with collection efforts against our client. We contested their motions and the Federal Court denied all of their motions. The Attorney General then demanded a trial in State Court. We proceeded to trial in State Court and the Court confirmed that the child support was discharged and our client walked away free and clear of any child support.- D.W.

Divorce Client's Letter to our Divorce Paralegal-- Mary Jones, Thank you for all your help and support. I am blessed that God placed you in my path, along with the Pelley's. You are all amazing. Thank you.- M.S.

[I] also wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for ALL your help through this terrible nightmare. God bless and have a nice day. - B.L.R.

Prior to this custody case, our client was charged with endangering her children by driving drunk with them in the car. The ex-husband pressed hard to gain custody of the kids. However, Mr. Pelley was able to win the case and help M.K. keep custody of her children. - M.K.