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Domestic Violence

b2ap3_thumbnail_Rudy-Family-lawyer-Domestic-Violence.jpgDomestic violence is a highly underrated crime. Many people do not even understand that they are facing a domestic violence at home and they continue to suffer it. Domestic violence is not limited to physical assault but many verbal, emotional, and sexual abuse are considered the parts of domestic violence.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Domestic-Violence-Stats.jpgAssault occurs when an individual intentionally threatens another person with violence, placing the victim in fear of an imminent attack. A person commits battery when they actually commit the violent act. Domestic violence statute incorporates both assault and battery, along with other offenses, such as stalking, kidnapping, and false imprisonment.

 

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protective order documentEvidence Needed for a Family Violence Protective Order

Seeking a protective order after an instance of family violence can be complex. A protective order can be used to help a victim of family violence feel safer by restricting his or her interactions with the alleged abuser. However, there are several elements that must be proven to ensure a court would approve a protective order.

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Becoming a witness of domestic violence and growing up in a volatile and disturbing family environment can have a dreadful impact on the psychological development of a child. Hence, the issue of child custody in situations that involve domestic violence is one of great important.

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Previously we provided statistics with regards to the prevalence of domestic violence. Today our focus is on the process for obtaining a domestic violence restraining order pursuant to California’s Domestic Violence Prevention Act (DVPA) as set forth in Family Code §6200, et seq.

A domestic violence restraining order is a court order that helps protect people from abuse or threats of abuse from someone they have a close relationship with. Requirements for a domestic violence restraining include:

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The U. S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that nationally nearly one in every four women are beaten or raped by a partner during adulthood. The report further stated that 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men have experience an attempted or completed rape. These issues are a problem throughout the country including in California. The statistics that follow highlight the extent of the problem in California.

Abuse in California – Rates of Domestic Violence

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10 Celebrities Who Were Victims of Domestic Violence

                Domestic Violence comes in many forms; emotional, physical and financial, and it can be perpetrated by either partner in a relationship. Instances of abuse happen more often than we would like to think. According to the Domestic Violence Resource Center, “one in four women has experienced domestic violence in her lifetime.” Statistics of men’s abuse is scarce as men are less likely to verbalize the abuse, due to cultural norms. Many celebrities have been victims as well. In the wake of a well-publicized recent incident involving Hope Solo, of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team and her fiancé former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens, here is a list of 10 celebrity victims of domestic violence:

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