Digital development has provided us with many benefits including the ability to keep in touch with our family and friends. However, there are also many problematic implications that have come with the rise of digital. This has included the fact that people are often able to get in touch with us, even if we do not want them to.
No one enters into a relationship expecting to be mistreated in any way. On the contrary, many abusive relationships seem to begin as fairy tales with both partners appearing happy, healthy and contented. Abuse can be so sly and so insidious that victims often have no understanding of how it all began.
It is always a tragedy when a household suffers an attack from a loved one or former member. Domestic violence is a problem too often in Florida, with arguments or disputes going too far in or around the household to the point that law enforcement must intervene.
Domestic violence can encompass a wide variety of crimes and offenses. At its most basic level, verbal abuse and physical threats can constitute a pattern of domestic violence. These incidents must be investigated and confronted before they become a far greater hazard.
Violence often seems like a foreign concept because it is happening to other people, or at least outside the home or office. It is difficult to see -- or report -- when physical, verbal or emotional violence has entered the home and is affecting someone close to the perpetrator.
For many, it is a shameful thing that must be hidden at all costs. For others, the need to address and resolve these issues overcomes the urge for secrecy. In all cases, domestic violence is tragic, affecting every member of a family, even the abuser.
Domestic violence is complicated. People outside of the situation often feel like it's very simple; the person who is being abused should just leave, they say. The reality, in many cases, is that it's never simple.
Some types of domestic violence leave clear signs. A co-worker comes to work with a black eye. You watch a neighbor yell at his or her spouse in public. A child grows moody and won't talk about his or her home life.
Domestic violence is an unfortunate reality, and it can take on numerous forms. It's not always physical and it doesn't always leave the same signs behind. As such, it can be hard for loved ones to spot. Below are four common signs.
Previously, we briefly commented on how firearms would be handled in a Florida divorce cases. As we noted, firearms are generally dealt with as other marital assets, but exactly how firearms they are divided depends on the circumstances of the case and whether the couple seeking dissolution can agree on how to handle distribution of firearms that may have significant value.