How to Escape Domestic Violence
Sadly, domestic violence is a topic which never really disappears from the headlines nor within the community. Incidents of abuse and harm continue amidst apologies and promises to never let it happen again. Just like the vicious cycle, the violence continues over and again. If you find yourself in a situation that sees no end to the hurt and pain, take the leap and put in place protections for yourself and other loved ones in harm's way. A domestic violence attorney can help you navigate the procedures to shield yourself from future suffering.
Forms of Abuse
Abuse can take many forms. Although the initial reaction is to associate it with physical violence, mental torture can also wear a person down. Control through fear and intimidation is what the perpetrating partner is vying for.
What are the types of domestic abuse? There are many types but typically involve:
- Physical abuse;
- Verbal or nonverbal abuse amounting to mental abuse;
- Sexual abuse;
- Stalking or cyberstalking;
- Economic or financial abuse; and
- Spiritual abuse.
Abusers see their actions and harm as a way to vent anger and it often stems from their own rearing, where these behaviors were the norm from their own parents. Aggravating factors such as the breakdown of a relationship can be a trigger for abuse and violence, so moving through divorce proceedings can be especially concerning times. A family law attorney can help you obtain an Order of Protection or Temporary Restraining Order in order to maintain your safety and your children's safety. Ensuring the safety of spouses and any children of the relationship is key. When violence occurs it can impact separation and divorce proceedings. Specifically, issues of child custody can directly be contentious as it would be improper to place children in the care of a parent with domestic violence tendencies.
Compassionate Legal Counsel
In times like these, certain tendencies can be exacerbated by stressors. Going through a divorce can be tough even in the most amicable circumstances. Issues of child custody will be looked at very carefully if there have been instances of abuse or harm by one partner or spouse against another. The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C. has the tools and resources to prepare and collate necessary information and evidence to help build your case for and Order of Protection or Temporary Restraining Order. Contact one of our skilled Kane County domestic violence attorneys at 630-462-9500 today.