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Football recruit released after domestic violence charge

Domestic incidents involving violence are a serious concern for families and are treated as such by the legal process. But when it comes to allegations of domestic violence, this does not only impact the individual being charged following the incident, but it can also have a negative effect on loved ones involved in the incident. This could even strain the relationship, resulting in a harmed personal and professional reputation as well.

The legal process helps families address domestic violence

Domestic violence can be a challenging issue for families and communities. There are important resources available to both individuals accused of domestic violence and those who have suffered from it. For example, following an alleged domestic violence incident, temporary protective orders are often filed, which require the individual accused of domestic violence to be removed from the family home.

Understanding the full definition of domestic violence

When considering domestic violence, and the important concerns it raises for families, it is necessary to keep in mind that the definition of domestic violence includes a variety of behaviors. In general, domestic violence refers to a pattern of abusive behavior that is used to maintain control over a partner. Domestic violence can occur between spouses, dating partners, intimate or sexual partners, family members, children and cohabitants.

Georgia legislator facing domestic violence charges

A Georgia state representative was recently arrested on domestic violence charges. The man is accused of punching his wife and pointing a gun at her. The alleged altercation occurred while the couple was fighting over possible infidelity. Authorities reported the 36-year-old legislator attacked his wife at their home. He is also accused of threatening to kill his wife and pointing a gun at her. The legislator reported to authorities that his wife accused him of cheating on her and attempted to strike him when he pushed her away.

What is a protective order and what can it do?

If you have been involved in a domestic violence incident, you may have heard the term protective order or restraining order and may have some idea what that is but wondered what these terms refer to. Protective orders are commonly referred to as restraining orders and prevent one party from contacting another party. Protective orders are commonly used in domestic violence situations to prevent contact between parties.

Understanding the complexities of family violence

This blog recently discussed that some Georgia area domestic violence shelters are full through the holidays. Domestic violence can be a difficult problem to address in communities and families and it is important that individuals on all sides of an alleged domestic violence incident understand the resources and help available to them. While it can sometimes be unpleasant to discuss, domestic violence accusations can be both serious or, at times, made for purposes other than a genuine concern for safety.

Georgia domestic violence shelter full as holidays approach

Domestic violence can be a challenging issue for families to handle. With the holiday season well under way, shelters for helping those involved in family violence can see an increase in their numbers. The largest shelter in Georgia is at capacity which reflects a 2-year trend of increasing numbers. The holiday season can add stresses and pressures on families and options are available for those experiencing family violence.

Understanding the behavior that is considered domestic violence

Understanding the behavior that is considered to be domestic violence can be important as circumstances can sometimes grow heated in family situations. Domestic violence generally refers to violent acts that take place between family or household members, such as violent acts against spouses or children. Domestic violence refers to violence between a variety of different types of familial and household partners and includes partners who are dating, heterosexual or homosexual.

Understanding temporary restraining orders in Georgia

A restraining order is a type of order issued by the court that directs a party to either refrain from certain actions or directs him or her to take certain actions. A failure to follow the requirements of a restraining order can result in legal consequences. In general, a restraining order offers protections to both men and women in domestic violence situations and provides consequences for violating the restraining order.

Georgia commissioner faces domestic violence charges

Family violence is a serious issue with a significant impact on families and communities. A Georgia commissioner is facing domestic violence charges following an alleged recent incident at his family home. He was charged with one count of misdemeanor battery. According to the police report, the domestic violence incident arose when the commissioner's wife attempted to take his cell phone and call a female contact stored in his cell phone's address book.

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