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Domestic Violence Tag

The legal definition of Domestic Violence is fairly straightforward: assault, battery, stalking, or criminal harassment perpetrated by someone against a family or household member. While this doesn’t leave much to uncertainty, what may not be clear is what an individual should do if they are...

Domestic violence occurs in relationships where one person is abusive to the other person that they are supposed to love. In many cases, domestic violence is ignored, overlooked or denied by the offended and the offender. Anyone in a relationship can be abused, it doesn’t...

Under Florida Statute 784.011 (2015),  an assault is defined as "an intentional, unlawful threat by word or act to do violence to the person of another, coupled with an apparent ability to do so, and doing some act which creates a well-founded fear in such other...

Restraining orders can be important tools that are often used to keep abusive and harassing people away and out of the lives of those they are harming. Sometimes, though, these restraining orders are violated, and unwanted and legally prohibited contact takes place. What do you...

There’s no doubt about it - divorce can be a complicated process to go through. Even if both spouses agree that it is necessary and manage to agree on the terms of the divorce itself, there is still the emotional damage that comes with separating...

Every year, thousands of people become victims of Domestic Violence. It is estimated that the vast majority, about 85% of these victims, are women. From physical and emotional abuse to homicide, domestic violence is something that, unfortunately, affects many people in this country. As a...

Domestic violence is a problem that affects many men and women in the United States. Most people are caught off guard by domestic violence and do not see the first act coming. Many people choose to remain in a relationship under the assumption that domestic...

When you find yourself a victim of domestic violence, you will want to do everything in your power to protect yourself against further abuse. Thankfully, there are many options available to domestic violence victims when applying for a protective order. With these orders, a victim...