On July 4, 2011, Nicolas Cage’s son, Weston, and his wife, Nikki Williams, were both booked on felony domestic violence charges after Nikki attempted to assault Weston with a bottle, TMZ reports. Ironically, this altercation took place after both of them were released from rehab.
Witnesses at the scene of the incident state that Nikki cut Weston on the arm with a bottle. Nikki also allegedly punched Weston wildly and threatened to jump off the balcony. However, police officers at the scene believe Weston was also violent and booked him on felony domestic violence as well.
This is not the first time that Weston has been in trouble with the law. A few weeks ago, it was reported that Weston assaulted his trainer, causing Weston to be hospitalized for a mental evaluation.
From an Orange County divorce lawyer’s perspective, domestic disputes can cause serious ramifications in a divorce case. For example, it can have an effect on child custody and visitation issues. If domestic violence was perpetrated on the child, the aggressor spouse could be placed on supervised visits with the child or he/she could have limited visits.
In similar situations, a Judge could order the aggressor spouse to seek treatment through anger management classes.
At any rate, its never a good idea to place yourself in a precarious situation. Putting yourself at risk in a domestic dispute could cause long term problems for your future.
Contact an Orange County divorce lawyer for more information.