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November 15, 2012

Lakers Player Matt Barnes Arrested for Domestic Violence

Lakers Player Matt Barnes Arrested for Domestic Violence

Matt Barnes Arrested On September 9th, 2010, the newly-acquired basketball player by the Los Angeles Lakers – a franchise of the National Basketball Association (NBA) - Matt Barnes was arrested for what was described as a domestic incident. Acquired over the summer from the Orlando Magic – a Florida franchise of the NBA ...

May 8, 2011

Quick Guide to Domestic Violence Laws

Quick Guide to Domestic Violence Laws

What is Domestic Violence?Domestic Violence is defined as the victimization of an individual or individuals resulting from abuse, attacks, or assault undertaken by their respective partners within the realm of a romantic relationship or courtship. That being said, domestic violence as a general term, is difficult to address, due to the ...

May 8, 2011

Understanding Spousal Abuse

Understanding Spousal Abuse

What is Spousal abuse?Spousal abuse is defined as the victimization of an individual resulting from abuse, attacks, or assault undertaken by their respective partners within the realm of a married relationship. That being said, spousal abuse, as a result of the varied kinds of abuse is difficult to address; spousal abuse can be inflicted on ...

May 8, 2011

Types of Family Violence

Types of Family Violence

  What is Family Violence? Family Violence is classified as a criminal act of assault with regard to married couples or members of the same family. Family Violence can take place in a variety forms, but typically requires the presence of abuse sustained by one individual member of a romantic couple at the hands of the other ...

May 8, 2011

Call the Domestic Violence Hotline for help

Call the Domestic Violence Hotline for help

What is Domestic Violence?Domestic Violence refers to the victimization of an individual or individuals resulting from abuse, attacks, or assault undertaken by their respective partners within the realm of a romantic relationship or courtship. Domestic violence is somewhat of a broad definition, for it can include multiple acts, delivered ...

August 7, 2010

Domestic Violence Overview

Domestic Violence Overview

Domestic violence cases, though rarer than other forms of cases involving family law, are very significant for how serious and damaging they may be. Such cases may take any of a number of different forms, as family law domestic violence cases may involve attempts to end the domestic violence, or attempts to remove children form an environment ...

August 9, 2010

Beware of Domestic Violence Repeat Offenders

Beware of Domestic Violence Repeat Offenders

In many cases, victims of intimate partner violence try to convince themselves that the domestic violence that they have experienced was a one time event, and that their partner will not subject them to physical violence again. However, research indicates that physical violence, psychological abuse, sexual abuse, and economic abuse are repetitive ...

May 8, 2011

Battered Woman Syndrome Defined

Battered Woman Syndrome Defined

What is Battered Woman Syndrome?Battered woman syndrome is a formal defense, undertaken by a woman in a criminal trial regarding perpetual domestic or common abuse. To understand battered woman’s syndrome, you must first understand how a victim becomes a “battered woman.” According to various experts on battered women, a woman must experience ...

August 8, 2010

The 4 Stages of Battered Woman's Syndrome

The 4 Stages of Battered Woman's Syndrome

Battered woman's syndrome is an extremely detrimental psychological condition that effects women who are subjected to repeated abuse and violence. This syndrome helps to explain why women stay in abusive relationships and do not seek assistance for their harmful situation. There a various stages that an individual who is suffering from this ...

October 22, 2010

Definition of Domestic Violence

Definition of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence and abuse occurs much more frequently than most people believe that it does. Millions of people suffer from domestic abuse every year in the United States. The term domestic abuse is usually utilized in reference to abuse that occurs within intimate relationships, but can also be used to describe abuse within a household ...

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