Domestic Violence

Can Domestic Violence Charges Be Dropped in California?

Posted in Domestic Violence on July 3, 2022

Domestic violence is the crime of physically, verbally or psychologically abusing someone in your household or whom you share a close relationship with. In California, if the police are contacted about an incident of domestic violence or abuse, the decision of whether or not to press charges is out of the accuser’s hands. There could… read more

Can Verbal or Emotional Abuse Lead to Domestic Physical Abuse?

Posted in Domestic Violence on October 15, 2020

Verbal and emotional abuse are nonphysical forms of domestic violence. While you may not feel you are being abused if you have no physical injuries, emotional abuse can be just as damaging to you mentally and psychologically as physical abuse. In many cases, emotional or verbal abuse can also lead to physical abuse. Verbal, emotional… read more

Domestic Violence & COVID-19

Posted in Domestic Violence on April 27, 2020

Shelter-in-place orders due to COVID-19/coronavirus concerns have significant ramifications for people who are not safe at home. Adults and children trapped with abusive or violent household members may be at serious risk of bodily harm. At the same time as the stay-at-home order, courthouses throughout the US have shut down or significantly reduced their operations… read more

Heather Locklear arrested on California domestic violence charges

Posted in Domestic Violence on March 8, 2018

Problems in the home can affect the common people as well as the rich and famous. California actress Heather Locklear was recently arrested and charged with domestic violence and assault on a police officer. Reportedly, this is a felony charge and could possibly have a long-term impact on the actress. For many, the unsafe situation… read more

Domestic violence an unpleasant reality in California

Posted in Domestic Violence on January 26, 2018

As a new movement towards protecting women’s rights sweeps the nation, states begin to look at ways to end harm against women. Recently, many sexual abusers and harassers have been outed, and this news has led some to look more closely at the issue of domestic violence. In California, many women struggle with domestic abuse… read more

Who Is Most at Risk for Domestic Violence?

Posted in Domestic Violence on December 12, 2017

Some readers in California may be among others in the nation who are currently facing serious problems in their family lives. Domestic violence is often kept secret when those affected fear criminal, public or even private repercussions for making their stories known. New studies show certain factors may lead to an increase in the propensity… read more

Domestic violence victims can access software app for help

Posted in Domestic Violence on November 16, 2017

The victims of domestic violence in California are almost always women. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports that one in three women will experience domestic violence by a spouse or other intimate partner within their lifetime. Experts across the country have developed a software app that women can use to identify the red flags… read more

New legal remedies are passed to combat domestic violence

Posted in Domestic Violence on November 10, 2017

Recent events in other states have reminded the country that domestic violence is a runaway dynamic that can cause far more human suffering than was ever thought to be possible. The problem has resulted in the creation of innovative legislation recently passed and introduced in California. It seems unlikely, but the new law has validated… read more

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