Category: Domestic Violence

Are you familiar with the types of domestic violence?

If you are part of a relationship, it’s important to learn a thing or two about domestic violence. Even if your relationship is healthy in all ways, you never know what could go wrong in the future. When most people think about domestic violence the only thing that comes to mind is one partner physically abusing the other. While this is one of the most common forms of domestic violence, it’s not the only type. Here is a breakdown of each type of domestic violence: Physical abuse. It’s the most recognizable form of domestic violence, and is exactly what you would expect. This is when one person uses force against the victim, such as by causing injury by slapping, punching,... Read More »

False accusations of domestic violence are common in divorce and custody situations

About 25 percent of divorces involve an allegation of domestic violence. Restraining orders and tales of abuse provide powerful leverage in family court. Research shows that a high percentage of restraining orders are issued for trivial or trumped-up reasons. Half the time, no physical violence is even alleged. Yet judges issue the orders and let the chips fall where they may. The definition of domestic “violence” has been watered down We do not mean in any way to downplay the plight of victims of physical or sexual abuse. Domestic violence is a real problem. However, the threshold for what constitutes domestic violence — especially in the issuance of restraining orders –has become broad and vague. In 32 states, the statutory... Read More »

Domestic Violence Charges

A domestic violence offense can cause you to lose your job, lose your home and keep you away from your family for an extended period of time. Many times the police are called by a neighbor who is bothered by the arguing they are hearing or by a significant other who just wants the police to come break up a fight. The result is usually an arrest of a person who may have no criminal history whatsoever and who was simply having a bad moment. I cannot tell you how many times a girlfriend or wife calls me in tears. They did not want their husband or wife arrested, they simply wanted the police to stop the fight. But, that... Read More »