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Legal Information: Delaware


April 8, 2020

Can a parent who committed violence get custody or visitation?

A parent who committed domestic violence against the child, the other parent, or another member of the household generally will not be awarded sole or joint custody unless they have not committed any further acts of violence. In addition, the parent will have to prove that they have successfully completed a counseling program or that it is in the best interest of the child that they be awarded custody.1

1 13 Del. C. § 705A