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The Enforcement of a Domestic Violence Injunction
Posted on August 7, 2018
Domestic violence is a serious issue that should never be taken lightly, which is why any person fearful of being confronted by a violent partner should take the necessary steps to file a petition for the entry of a domestic violence injunction, also known as a restraining order. Though the order doesn’t always keep an abuser from stalking or hurting a victim, it enables the victim to call the police if a spouse or significant other violates the restraining order. Whether...
The Importance of Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence in the Digital Age
Posted on April 30, 2018
Technology makes our lives easier when we search for something online or try to stay connected with family and friends. However, for a victim of domestic violence, technology can make life more difficult. Most of the attention regarding digital crimes are focused on high-tech computer crimes such as hacking, online fraud, identity theft, child exploitation, and cyberbullying. Less attention has been paid to technology-driven sexual violence where people perpetrate...
How to Keep Domestic Violence Accusations from Affecting Divorce Proceedings
Posted on March 15, 2018
Domestic violence is a serious issue that should never be ignored. When we hear about domestic violence cases, it’s natural to automatically feel for the victim who is claiming harm has been done to them. However, what we don’t realize is that many people are falsely accused of committing domestic violence. According to Stop Abusive and Violent Environments (SAVE), 700,000 people are wrongfully arrested for domestic violence each year. Should a person be found guilty...
5 Myths About Domestic Violence
Posted on October 17, 2017
Twenty people are victims of physical violence every minute in the United States according to National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, which averages to more than 10 million women and men each year. Domestic violence includes battery and physical and sexual assault, committed by one intimate partner against another. Other forms of abuse, such as psychological, economic, and stalking often co-exist with physical abuse. Although there are various statistics involving domestic...
Domestic Violence Injunctions - What to Expect
Posted on October 24, 2016
With around 960,000 cases yearly in the US, domestic violence, unfortunately, is not a rare thing. Reporting domestic violence can be scary, but it is important to remember that you are not alone. If you are a current victim or think you may soon become a victim of domestic violence, it is important to seek help immediately. One step of action you can take, is to file a domestic violence injunction. This injunction, when approved, acts as a restraining order against the abuser. Knowing...
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