Divorce is a very emotional experience where people experience many emotions, including confusion, uncertainty and anger. In some cases, the marriage has fallen apart due to family violence and sometimes during the separation and divorce some spouses make poor decisions and resort to drinking to excess and violence.
Driving under the influence is a serious charge. If you have been arrested for a DUI or DWI (driving while intoxicated), it is important to contact an attorney. A DUI/DWI conviction can result in heavy fines, having your driver's license suspended, even jail time. Not to mention, higher insurance premiums and a criminal record.
If you are a victim of domestic violence, you should contact your local authorities by calling 9-1-1 and get immediate help.
Abuse is a form of control. There are many different forms of domestic abuse. These are just a few....
- Physical Abuse is hitting, slapping, pushing, grabbing, pinching, biting, hair pulling etc. Not allowing a spouse to get medical care or forcing alcohol/drugs is also physical abuse.
- Sexual Abuse is pressuring or attempting to pressure a victim into sexual acts without their permission. This includes marital rape and attacks on sexual parts of the body.
- Emotional Abuse is where the abuser works to destroy the victim's sense of self-worth and self-esteem. Examples of this type of abuse are constant criticism, name-calling or damaging the victim's relationship with his or her children.
Family violence can influence how the divorce court rules. Protect yourself and your children with the help of an attorney.