Coping with Domestic Violence
Living with domestic violence can cause both physical and emotional harm to victims, who may also suffer symptoms of depression and despair.
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Nov 10
Coping with Domestic Violence

Violence in the home is affecting families nationwide. Living with domestic violence can cause both physical and emotional harm to victims, who may also suffer symptoms of depression and despair. Even when children don’t witness the abuse, the home is not a safe to live. Also, children feel scared about what may happen to them. Addressing this pain can be overwhelming for survivors.

It will take some time to develop the inner strengths and address fears associated with the abuse. Although the effects of these traumatic experience can vary person to person, many of these victims seek the legal advice of an experienced Aventura domestic violence attorney to handle the legal issues related to domestic abuse.

How the abuse can impact children

Children need a secure and nurturing environment when growing up. If there is domestic abuse present, they feel afraid. Many studies show that children exposed to domestic violence may face a variety of symptoms such as:

  • Aggressive behavior
  • Anxious feelings
  • Low self esteem
  • Poor academic performance
  • Physical discomfort
  • Depressive disorders

Effects of domestic abuse on women

Domestic abuse has severe consequences for women. Some common emotional health and physical consequences include:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Fractured bones and deep bruises
  • Chronic pain
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms

The impact on the community

Domestic violence can impact the community in more ways that you can imagine. It can damage family bonds. Children who witness this destructive behavior find it hard to trust adults in the future. Adult victims can also experience long-term health problems, which may increase healthcare costs for everybody. When families do nothing to stop domestic violence, this abuse can spill into the community. It is important schools and other public places are warned about aggressors as they may show up and harass victims in school. So individuals or institutions that are not linked to the family of the abuser, may also be in a harmful situation. Also, many agencies spend millions of dollars every year on shelters and outreach counseling. Many people call hotlines everyday, which is a difficult task for police officers to respond to. It is the neighbors who make these calls most of the time and when the police arrives the victims or the aggressor are not willing to cooperate.

What are your legal rights?

All victims of domestic violence, notwithstanding their legal status, are guaranteed certain legal protections such as:

  • Request a protection order
  • Obtain a legal separation or divorce
  • Equitable division of marital property
  • Full child custody and financial support

It is important you consult a family law attorney who also work with immigrants so you can discuss your legal options. Here at the Law Offices of S.G. Morrow & Associates, we work together to put an end to the cycle of abuse. Call us today and schedule your initial case evaluation with Aventura domestic violence attorney Stephanie G. Morrow.

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