Understand some important points about domestic violence

By |2022-04-04T17:41:50+00:0006 Aug 2017|Categories: Divorce|


Many people wonder why people who are in abusive relationships stay. While there are many reasons for this, one of the primary reasons is that the person simply can’t leave. In nearly all relationships that involve domestic violence, the abuser uses financial abuse to keep the victim there because the victim doesn’t have the economic means to leave.

One factor about domestic violence is that an average of three women per day die due to domestic violence. Around one out of every four women have experienced domestic abuse. Domestic violence is one of the leading causes of injury in women who are 18 to 44 years old.

Nobody is immune to domestic violence. People of both genders, all ethnic groups, all races, all ages and all faiths can be victims of domestic violence. Many people do think that women are always the victims, but as you can see, this isn’t the case.

Domestic violence isn’t something that impacts only the adults in a relationship. Children who are witnesses to the domestic abuse might suffer from social and emotional issues. One problem that they might have is that they fall behind in school. They can also end up becoming juvenile delinquents. Males can become abusers and females might become abused.

Ultimately, victims of domestic abuse have to decide if and when they are going to leave the relationship. Some might choose to remain. Those who do opt to leave might decide to seek a divorce and an order of protection. These can help them to sever ties to the abuser in a definitive manner that can’t be denied.

Source: Purple Purse, “Statistics,” accessed Aug. 03, 2017

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Dorie Anne Rogers - The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC
Dorie A. Rogers, a Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California, has been an attorney since 1981 with an exclusive family law practice located in Orange County. She is accepting dissolution cases with support and property issues including the use of forensics to ascertain business value, community interests and to establish monthly case flow analysis. Ms. Rogers has substantial experience in high conflict custody litigation involving sophisticated psychological issues. She drafts premarital and postmarital agreement designed to define and establish parties' separate and community property interests. Paternity cases and domestic violence matters are considered part of her practice. Ms. Rogers is a court-approved and court-appointed to represent minor children.Ms. Rogers consults with individuals concerned about entering or exiting a relationship. She advises effective strategies for dissolution or premarital planning. Knowledge is power and good planning affords better results.Specialties: Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California
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