Domestic Violence Archives

Domestic violence increases during holidays but reports decrease

It might be the most wonderful time of the year, but the holiday season has an ability to bring out the worst in some. Although it is the time of togetherness and spending quality time with family, it is also a time where disagreements are more likely to occur.

Domestic violence and protecting your rights

While the holidays are considered a joyful time and a time of togetherness, this is not the case for all families and individuals in Georgia and elsewhere. For some, spending time with family members sparks negative thoughts and emotions. This in turn could evolve into an argument.

Helping you resolve domestic dispute matters

Family matter can be complex, but when they turn hostile or violent, this could evolve into a domestic violence situation. Allegations of domestic abuse can stem from a wide variety of situations; divorce and family law matters are two frequent ones. Being on either side of a domestic dispute can be difficult and emotional; however, facing criminal charges can further complicate the matter, especially since it could result in criminal penalties.

Understanding domestic violence charges and restraining orders

Not all family members and significant others get along. While this can be part of the natural ups and downs in life, when these fights escalate, they can result in serious situations. If a dispute turns physical, this could result in a domestic violence. Ultimately, this could mean one or more people facing domestic dispute charges, which could mean enduring serious criminal penalties.

If the victim recants, are domestic violence charges dismissed?

Most of the time, domestic violence charges are largely a matter of one person's word against the other. This means that some people in the Gwinnett County suburbs of Atlanta might think that if an alleged victim of domestic violence recants his or her story by saying the violence did not happen or simply refuses to cooperate, then the criminal case is effectively over.

Understanding the different types of domestic violence

There are a number of different types of domestic crimes, and understanding what they are is important for those accused of such a crime. Physical abuse is the type of abuse most commonly associated with domestic violence, but there are several types of abuse that are considered domestic abuse. Domestic violence can include physical, emotional, psychological, sexual or financial abuse and violence.

Addressing domestic violence concerns for families

Violence among family members and significant others can be a complicated issue for all parties involved. Domestic violence can include physical abuse, threats of abuse and stalking behaviors. When an alleged domestic violence incident has taken place, the party alleged to have committed the domestic abuse is required to leave the home, may not be permitted to return and can not have contact with their family in some circumstances.

What is domestic violence?

This blog recently discussed the serious issue of domestic violence and the protections available for everyone involved in a family or domestic violence situation. It is important to understand what domestic violence is and the resources that are available to individuals involved in it or impacted by allegations of of the crime.

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.

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