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The horrors of divorce, unfortunately, do not limit themselves to emotional pain, confusion, and teary explanations to family and friends. Often, women and occasionally men are victims of domestic violence during the divorce process. According to a study by the Department of Justice, over 5.3 million women and 3.2 million men over the age of 18 are victims of domestic violence every year. To get more information try out here The Law Office of Brian Jones, LLC – Delaware Domestic Violence Attorney
If you or someone you know has been a victim of domestic violence, you have a right to seek compensatory remedies from the abuser, and can use evidence of such abuse to help you in your settlement during the divorce. An experienced attorney can help you not only fight for compensation from your abuser, but he or she can also help protect you and the rest of your family against any further abuse.
If you are the victim of domestic violence, there are some tips you can follow to help keep yourself and your loved ones safe:
Plan in advance where you’ll go in case of your partner is getting violent, i.e. a shelter, friends or family member’s house, etc.
Open a separate checking/savings account in your name
Contact law enforcement immediately if you believe your safety or the safety of your children is in danger
Keep copies of medical records, insurance claims and payments, vehicle registration documents, tax fillings and refund information, your passport, and all other documents that might come in handy
Being prepared allows you to realize that you have other options, and allows you to avoid harmful situations. Our attorneys can help you get to such a position and pursue justice against your abuser.