Category Archives : Domestic Violence

  • What Happens if a Domestic Violence Victim Doesn’t Show Up for Court?

    Posted on August 30, 2023

    You've decided to take your domestic violence case to court and you've been granted a hearing. But now, for whatever reason, you can't make it to your hearing and you're scared of being penalized or missing an important opportunity for justice. It is important to remember that no matter what the courts decide or how much time passes, you have the right to be safe from violence. In the context of a domestic violence case, it is very important ...

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  • Can You Get a Protective Order Right Away?

    Posted on April 27, 2021

    No one should have to be afraid of their domestic partner, but still, many spouses are. Some don’t seek restraining or protective orders because they don’t believe they are effective or don’t want the hassle or stigma. However, an attorney can provide immense help and support during this time.  Protective orders serve a critical purpose for spouses and partners who live in fear. Many times, when they are necessary, they need to be put ...

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  • How Domestic Violence Can Complicate a Divorce

    Posted on November 11, 2020

    Domestic violence should never be tolerated or ignored. In fact, domestic violence can make an already complicated, stressful, and painful divorce that much more so. Domestic violence is so serious that it can even affect the outcome of your divorce.   Divorce is one of life’s most stressful events, but one thing that can make it even more stressful is when it involves domestic violence. Domestic violence refers to abuse perpetrated by on...

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  • Domestic Violence Reports on the Rise During COVID-19 Shutdown

    Posted on June 10, 2020

    There is no arguing that the stay at home and shelter in place orders that spread across the nation beginning in March 2020 helped stop the spread of COVID-19 and saved lives. There were many unintended consequences of this shutdown, some positive such as the environmental benefits and others negative such as a rise in domestic abuse. This pandemic brought the perfect storm for domestic violence to increase; more time at home, less contact with...

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