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What is Classified as Domestic Abuse?

The term domestic abuse usually brings violence to mind, but abuse can come in other forms, and even go unnoticed. There are five different types of violence that are classified as domestic abuse. Types of Domestic Abuse Physical Abuse The first form of domestic violence is physical abuse. This is the most recognizable form, and… Read more

What Can I Do If I’m At Risk For Domestic Violence?

Every couple has arguments, that’s a common fact of life. But when you feel in danger, or your life feels threatened, that’s not normal. If you feel that you are at risk of being hurt by your loved one, there are things you can to to prevent it. What to do in a domestic violence… Read more

Tips for Getting Away from Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is extremely serious and sadly, very common. If you have been a victim of domestic violence or fear that you or your family may become a victim of domestic violence, this article offers tips for you to follow to get yourself and your family to safety. What to do in a domestic violence… Read more

When Should I Get a Restraining Order?

A restraining order is an order of protection set in place by the court that restricts an action or prevents one person from contacting or harassing another. There are several reasons for which you may request a restraining order from the court. The main reasons you can and should get a restraining order are explained… Read more

How an Order of Protection Keeps You Safe

If you are in a relationship with someone who physically, emotionally or sexually abuses you or family members, that person is committing domestic violence and possibly a myriad of other crimes. It is important to know that you are not alone in your strife. People from all socioeconomic, ethnic, and educational backgrounds experience domestic violence…. Read more