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Domestic violence: Family law attorneys can help victims

Trying to escape an abusive relationship is often difficult. Not only are victims typically controlled by another spouse emotionally, physically and/or financially, the legal system is not always in a victim's favor. Anyone who is the victim of domestic violence will likely need the assistance of a New Jersey attorney to guide them through best approach to safely leave an abusive relationship.

Domestic violence may have increased at a New Jersey college

Explosive tempers, mood swings, checking social media posts without permission, isolation from family and friends, and possessiveness are all signs that someone might be in an abusive dating relationship. According to one website, the majority of college students do not know how to recognize the signs of an abusive relationship or understand how to help someone that may be in one. The lack of awareness for some students may be a contributing factor to explain why many college students in New Jersey and across the United States are at an elevated risk for domestic violence.

New Jersey attorneys can assist in cases of domestic violence

Sadly, some people do not know how to effectively communicate with a significant other or how to effectively channel their anger. For some individuals, the ineffective communication can result in domestic physical or emotional abuse. Because authorities take any accusations of domestic violence seriously, accused New Jersey individuals may be interested in another couple's complicated case.

Audrina Patridge had restraining order against husband

Destination weddings can give the beginning of any marriage the appearance of a fairy tale, but the reality is most marriages are not fairy tales. Some New Jersey marriages quickly become nightmares and spiral out of control. Fortunately, a family court can intervene between a couple who cannot make amends or come to an agreement on the care and custody of their children. Adriana Partridge has filed for divorce from her husband and was granted a temporary restraining order against him following an alleged domestic violence incident.

Supply drives support domestic violence nonprofit organizations

Nonprofits throughout the country provide needed services, finances or goods that are otherwise not available to those in need. Although government agencies offer many different avenues of assistance to residents of the United States, it cannot provide every need for everyone. Nonprofits could not benefit those in need without the donations made by others around them. As part of an annual program, New Jersey Allstate Insurance branches are participating in a supply drive to benefit domestic violence organizations within their area.

Representatives ask for improved focus on safety of children

Living with an abusive partner is among the most challenging experiences that many New Jersey residents will ever face. For those who have children, the situation is even more stressful. Many parents stay with an abusive partner out of fear of what might happen to their kids if they left. According to some statistics, that fear for the safety of children is well-founded.

Domestic violence victims face uphill battle in custody fights

Few things are more distressing than being subjected to acts of violence at the hands of a spouse or partner. However, those victims of domestic violence in New Jersey who also share a child with their abuser are facing an even greater challenge. Moving through a child custody case with an abusive partner can be a nightmare. It is critical that the victim is able to present his or her case clearly and without excessive displays of emotion.

Annual New Jersey domestic violence claims number over 65,000

Violence at the hands of a loved one can be an understandably terrifying experience. Many domestic violence victims in New Jersey experience many different emotions regarding the matter, ranging from shame that the violence occurred to guilt from potentially putting a spouse or significant other into trouble with the law. Still, whether suffering from emotional or physical abuse, victims have options to help address this issue when they are ready.

New Jersey acts to help victims of domestic violence

For victims, addressing violence from a loved one can be an understandably emotional task. Domestic violence can take many forms outside of the typically acknowledged physical violence, and can include emotional abuse, stalking and even the threat of violence. The New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence -- the NJCEDV -- acknowledges that while there is not a universal solution for putting a stop to domestic violence, there are different approaches that might be appropriate for some.

Attorneys can help those involved in domestic violence cases

Unfortunately, some people in New Jersey live in fear because of domestic violence. Those who have been abused or whose lives have been threatened are not alone, however. With the help of a lawyer, they can seek restraining orders to protect themselves from domestic violence. Likewise, those who have been accused of domestic violence can seek to defend themselves against these accusations.

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