For California victims of domestic violence, the abusive behavior of the perpetrator can, at times, follow them into the courtroom. Many victims are frequently urged to leave their abuser, but they may also suffer when they attempt to seek safety. For example, victims have been accused of parental alienation when they raise the issue of abuse in a child custody hearing. The phrase "parental alienation" may seem simple, as if it refers only to one parent spreading negative ideas about the other parent and undermining the parent-child relationship.
Nearly half of the women killed by homicide in Arizona and around the country die at the hands of an individual with whom they had an intimate relationship. Yet, the dangers violent men pose to adolescent girls have largely been ignored by researchers. A team of epidemiologists from Harvard University and the University of Washington recently sought to address this imbalance by reviewing the cases of 150 teens killed by their intimate partners between 2003 and 2016.
Victims of domestic violence face countless challenges, including threats to their physical safety and severe emotional trauma. Many also encounter significant financial hurdles that hinder any flight from an abusive relationship.
Contrary to popular myths, domestic violence does not actually increase over the holiday season. According to 10 years of findings from the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH), the number of domestic violence calls significantly decreases over the holidays.
Millions of people suffer abuse at the hands of an intimate partner every year. And this abuse can make it difficult to even consider the possibility of leaving the relationship. This can be particularly true for someone who is the victim of financial abuse.
Did you know that October is recognized as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month? All month long, people across the country are urged to discuss the topic of domestic violence and take steps to stop and prevent it.
Sure, good people argue. They grow angry, frustrated, or scared. They may say or do things they regret. And married couples often adopt household roles voluntarily; one person might manage finances and work outside the home, while the other cares for their children.
Victims of domestic violence have the option of requesting an order for protection to stop a person from coming near them, contacting them and possessing a firearm. These orders come from the courts and can prevent further abuse and violence.
Divorce can be difficult for any person, but if you are the victim of domestic violence or abuse, you could be particularly fearful about the process. Will you be safe? Will you have to sit in a room with your spouse and have to negotiate a settlement? How will you be able to support yourself when your spouse controls the finances?
Many myths surround domestic violence despite it occurring across all economic and cultural backgrounds. A quarter of all women experience some form of domestic violence in their lifetimes. This fails to account for the millions more who endure severe verbal and emotional abuse.