Domestic violence

Domestic violence refers to behaviors that involve violence or other forms of abuse by one person against another in a domestic setting. It is brought about by someone close to you like a partner having power and control over you. This may be in a marriage setting or cohabitation. Unfortunately, this behaviors are prevalent and affect many in the society today.

Domestic violence takes various forms. These include;

· Physical abuse

This is whereby someone hurts you physically or threatens to hurt you or a loved one.

· Emotional abuse

This is whereby someone chips away at your self-esteem, independence as well as self-worth.

· Social abuse

It is constituted by someone insulting you, isolating you from your family and friends or controlling where you go and what you do.

· Spiritual abuse

It involves someone preventing you from having your own opinions especially on cultural beliefs and religion. It is also constituted by someone trying to manipulate your spirituality in a bid to make you feel powerless.

· Economic abuse

When someone controls your finances and makes you completely dependent on them financially, it is a form of domestic violence.

Both men and women are victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence can escalate from threats to violent actions which affect your well-being. As such, it is paramount that you seek help promptly in cases of domestic violence seems to be setting in in your relationship.

Lavinsky Law is a family law firm located in Los Angeles, California. They provide legal counsel to those residing in Los Angeles County. In the course of our practice, they have helped out many individuals dealing with domestic violence. They help individuals return to healthy family lives through ensuring the protection of their rights in addition to obtaining favorable outcomes through litigation and mediation.




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