Important Things to Know About Domestic Violence Cases

Important Things to Know About Domestic Violence Cases

Domestic Violence
Domestic violence can result in very serious charges for those accused. These cases are both legally and emotionally complex, and can dramatically change the lives of all involved. If you are suffering from domestic violence, or have been accused of it, it is important to remember the following things about these types of cases. Domestic violence claims are often he-said-she-said: Unfortunately, most domestic violence cases are on a he-said-she-said basis. While one party may visibly show signs of abuse, many cases are just one party’s word against the other. For this reason, many people are falsely accused of domestic violence, when in fact they acted in self-defense or both parties were mutually involved.Domestic violence charges can result in a variety of punishments: Depending on the severity of the incident and the accused’s criminal…
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Family Law: Understanding 5 Different Types of Domestic Violence

Family Law: Understanding 5 Different Types of Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence
According to the U.S. Surgeon General, domestic violence has quickly become one of the number one concerns of the U.S. today. Many victims and instigators of domestic violence alike, do not even realize that what they are doing is a crime. Domestic violence can occur between spouses, with children, or between people who are dating. Domestic violence can take the form of several different kinds of abuses including: Sexual: This occurs when the abuser forces the victim to engage in sexual behavior against their will. Some examples include physical violence with forced sex, marital rape, sexually belittling the victim, and making sexual jokes about the victim.Physical: Physical abuse covers a wide range of behavior including biting, slapping, burning, and cutting. An abuser that forces their victim to use drugs or refuses to provide…
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