My brothers wife recently left him, taking their daughter with her. He gets to see his daughter on his days off and things are working out well. About a year and a half ago, my brother and his wife got into an argument and she tried to stab him with a kitchen knife. He ended up with a couple stitches on his his hand from trying to protect himself. She was arrested for domestic violence and made bond. She was ordered by the court to take anger management classes, and after keeping her record clean for 6 months, her record was expunged. My question is, if she does not agree to joint custody ,can my brother use this against her? He has a copy of the police report and her bond papers.
I am not licensed in Tennessee. The laws regarding custody vary from state to state. It may be factor considered by the judge when making a determination of custody. The weight given to it will probably vary depending on the judge. Also, it will have little weight if the child was not present at the time of the incident.