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Domestic violence can be an issue or escalate at the time of divorce and afterward.  When there are minor children involved, the victim and assailant must continue to deal with one another about child support, custody, and parenting time.

If custody and parenting time create conflicts that result in violence, you may contact the Friend of the Court for guidelines to attempt to resolve these conflicts. The realities of coping with domestic violence are often too overwhelming to deal with alone.

You may call toll free: 1-800-292-3925, for information or help available to residents of Michigan.

In Oakland County, help is available to both those who have been abused or threatened and those who have or may resort to abusive behavior. Contact:

HAVEN: 248-334-1284, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., for information about counseling resources.

If you believe that you and your children are in immediate danger, you may contact HAVEN on its 24-hour line at 248-334-1274.

HAVEN can provide a safe place to stay for women and their children and information on legal rights for protection and counseling.

Get a free copy of the Oakland County Domestic Violence Handbook today. This handbook provides information about domestic violence, ways to protect yourself and a list of resources to assist you. Write:

Oakland County Coordinating Council
Against Domestic Violence
c/o Common Ground
853 Woodward Avenue
Pontiac, Michigan, USA, 48341

Friend of the Court Handbook