Domestic Violence

When Should the Police be Involved in a Divorce?

Police involvement during a divorce is not unusual, but if you are a person who has never contacted the police for any reason other than to report a traffic accident, knowing when to call the police is hard. No one wants to call the police for a reason that they believe will be considered frivolous, […]

What Should I do if My Ex Threatens Me?

Once a divorce or custody dispute is over, there may still be problems between you and your ex-partner. Anger over child support, spousal maintenance, property division, or custody rulings may leave your former partner with feelings of anger and resentment. Though these feelings usually become less pronounced over the years, initially, they may lead to […]

What to do if You Discover Your Spouse’s Infidelity

Infidelity is something that no spouse is ever truly prepared to deal with, but unfortunately, infidelity is more common than most adults realize. Multiple studies have shown that approximately 41% of all marriages have at least one spouse who has admitted to cheating. Of the divorces that occur within the United States 15% state that […]

Common Threats Made During Separation

Couples who are not legally married or who are married but not yet ready to file for a divorce often separate. The separation can be as informal as moving to another room within a shared residence or as serious as moving out of the house entirely. This period of uncertainty is stressful as both partners […]

Why Your Family Judge Needs to Know About Domestic Violence

Domestic violence has become something that more adults are comfortable discussing.  Unfortunately, even understanding that the public opinion on domestic violence has changed, many adults experiencing domestic violence are afraid to talk about their experiences. Embarrassment, shame, and fear can prevent a person from disclosing abuse even when he or she is going through a […]

Georgia Domestic Violence: A Serious Social, Economic and Health Concern

At one point in their lives, approximately one out of every four women in America will be physically assaulted or raped by a partner. The Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (GCADV) was established to fulfill the need for programs, services, and support for domestic violence victims in Georgia. Domestic violence, according to the GCADV, is […]

Why Parents Should Consider Getting Protective Orders for Minor Children

During a contentious custody battle, it is not unusual for parents to find themselves defending themselves against accusations made by their former spouses. Though there are times when false allegations are made, sometimes the claims made are justified and honest. A parent who is legitimately concerned for the well-being of his or her children may […]

New Georgia Bill Would Take Guns Away From Domestic Violence Offenders

It is inevitable that people who are relationships will argue. Verbal arguments are a natural part of relationships, and many people in relationships even get into yelling matches. Often, these arguments are about things that annoy one person about the other. Other times, the arguments are about something one partner wants to change. Regardless what […]

Ways to Protect Children During a Contentious Divorce

Each year thousands of adults file for divorce in the United States. Though many divorces occur without issue, there are times when a divorce becomes contentious. Spouses who cannot agree on property division, child custody, and other issues may grow volatile. In situations involving one spouse who has a history of becoming unreasonably angry or […]

Abuse and Custody: What You Should Know

Abuse can take many forms – physical, sexual, mental or emotional. Children can suffer abuse from a parent, or a spouse can suffer abuse from another spouse. An individual can suffer from the effects of abuse for years after the incident, and in some cases, never truly get over it. If a parent is in […]

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