Domestic violence impacts entire families. These situations are difficult for the adults and the children involved. Typically, trying to get these cases resolved as quickly as possible is beneficial to all parties involved. We know that being involved in a domestic violence case is difficult. These cases often involve intimate details that you would rather have been kept private.
Battered women's syndrome is a serious issue for many women who have been victims of domestic violence. These women often think they are helpless and they have no hope of standing on their own two feet. This is something that make it very difficult for them to leave their abuser and get the help they need.
In our previous blog post, we discussed the case of the woman who was burned by an ex. She is seeking protection from him, but this case brings up the important point of making sure that when people leave an abusive relationship that they have a plan in place for safety. We understand that leaving your relationship is likely something that you have thought about a lot. Most people don't walk away from a long-term relationship on a whim.
Domestic violence is a serious issue that should always receive the attention it deserves. Victims of domestic violence sometimes find themselves having to explain why they need to be protected from their attacker. A woman who was allegedly burned in an attack initiated by her estranged husband has turned to the court to get protection from him.
Some people make accusations of domestic abuse in an attempt to gain an advantage in divorce and custody matters. Doing so diminishes the plight of those who actually suffer from domestic violence and puts you in a precarious position legally.
Trying to leave an abuse relationship is difficult in even the best of circumstances; however, having to provide for your children and keep them safe as you flee isn't always easy. If you find yourself in a situation where you have to leave an abusive relationship, there are some steps you should take to increase the likelihood that you and your children will remain safe.
The holidays are time of joyful festivities for many people; however, for people who are in abusive relationships, this season can be especially difficult. Some who are in an abusive relationship might chalk their partner's behavior up to any number of external sources. The fact is that when there are signs of abuse, it is usually best for the person being abused to start making plans to leave — even if that seems difficult.
Domestic violence cases are notorious for being he-said-she-said situations. Both victims and those falsely accused may wonder if recording phone conversations or in-person interactions could help their cases. However, recording or videotaping someone without their consent can actually lead to criminal penalties in the state of Colorado, so it's important to be aware of the laws and limitations.
If you have a spouse who is abusive, you have probably thought about running away just so you don't have to deal with the abuse any longer. When you think about leaving, you might start to get worried about how your spouse will react to you making that choice. The sad fact is that many abusive spouses will react in a violent manner if they know their victim is going to stand up and leave them. If you are planning on leaving an abusive spouse, you must make your plans carefully so that you can try to remain as safe as possible.
A new law regarding repeat domestic violence offenders is finally going into effect. The new law is seen as a clarification to an existing Colorado law that mandates that repeat domestic violence offenders should face stiffer penalties.