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.
There are some people who provide services but who also become friends. Many people have a favorite server, bartender or barista who always seems to remember their favorite menu items and understand their personal troubles. This is why some states have begun training beauty professionals to look and listen for signs that their customers are victims of domestic violence. Some in Florida wonder when such a program will be funded statewide.
If you read the news or browse social media sites, chances are pretty good that you know that actor Brad Pitt and actress Angelina Jolie are getting divorced. Unsurprisingly, there have been numerous allegations and suspicions raised in the media as to the reason why they are splitting. Everything from drug abuse to infidelity has been named as a factor in the decision.
Getting divorced can bring out some ugly behaviors in some people when they feel threatened, scared, angry or sad. These emotions can motivate a person to do or say things that are mean and hurtful all in an effort to protect themselves.