Domestic violence allegations can upend your life, especially when coupled with a divorce or the risk of losing your relationship with your children.
One of the most common ways domestic violence convictions can affect a divorce proceeding is the right of child custody afforded to the abuser. Learn more here.
Although the definition of domestic violence varies from state to state, it can commonly be understood to include any acts of actual or threatened abuse including physical, sexual, emotional or financial abuse, and threatening or intimidating behavior towards a spouse.
COVID-19 numbers for new cases and deaths aren’t the only numbers in China that people are watching.
If while following a stay at home order, you feel that you and/or your children are being threatened or at risk for abuse, you are encouraged to apply for a PFA (Protection From Abuse) Order.
Toxicity in relationships usually gets worse, if you find yourself in a physically or emotionally abusive relationship, it’s important to know you are not alone. Domestic violence advocates are urging women who are not in forced quarantine or isolation to seek help immediately.
If your ex-spouse is struggling with feelings of sadness or loneliness after an amicable divorce, they might turn to you for comfort or simply a conversation. Have you set boundaries with your ex – and are you firm when enforcing them?
How can you minimize the risk of ongoing domestic violence after a divorce? The trick is to understand the legal resources that are available to you and make the best use of them.
These six are in no way the only reasons why domestic violence victims choose to stay, however, they are the most common ones and sadly, there is often a combination of all these factors at play.