Domestic Violence

Five Ways to Protect Yourself From Domestic Violence

Domestic violence includes any type of violence that is committed between household members. In most cases, domestic abuse occurs when a person in a relationship wants to gain control over the victim. While the myth persists that women are the only ones impacted by domestic violence, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports that one […]

Divorcing an Abusive Spouse

Physical scars might heal, but the mental wounds of spousal abuse often last for much longer. Approximately four million people each year in the United States are directly harmed by domestic violence. A much larger number of people including children, family members, and employers also have their lives disrupted annually due to domestic violence. Statistics […]

Tips on Navigating Divorce as a Domestic Violence Victim

Domestic violence (also known as “family violence”) encompasses any type of harm committed between individuals who are family members, intimate partners, or even previous household members. The state of Georgia also defines family violence as more than just physically harming an individual. Instead, domestic violence includes acts like harassment, criminal damage to property, and stalking, […]

Staying Safe When Co-Parenting With an Abusive Ex

Most people who have done it can tell you that co-parenting is a particularly difficult experience. This process, however, can become even more challenging if a person’s former spouse is abusive. In these situations, it is common to find co-parenting is more difficult than a person ever would have anticipated. In case you find yourself […]

How to Respond When a Spouse Makes Up Domestic Violence Charges

Domestic violence occurs at an alarming rate. The National Domestic Violence Hotline reports that an average of four individuals each minute are victims of rape and domestic violence. Unfortunately, it is also becoming a more common occurrence for one spouse to falsely accuse another spouse of domestic violence so that the accused spouse will be […]

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, […]

Why Your Lawyer Needs to Know About Domestic Violence Accusations

The connection between domestic violence and divorce is one that psychologists continue to explore. One thing that is not often discussed is how false allegations of domestic abuse can negatively affect a divorce or custody case. Being accused of domestic violence is stressful and can play a major role in your case, but embarrassment often […]

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 […]