Arons & Solomon | March 19, 2015 | Articles
Domestic violence is a serious matter. Understand the consequences of domestic violence in the state of New Jersey.
Scared. Powerless. Trapped. Helpless.
These are just some of the words that just scratch the surface of describing what a victim of domestic abuse feels like.
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, on average 20 people per minute are physically abused by their significant other in the United States. What is even more startling is the fact that approximately 15% of all violent crime stems from offenses committed on intimate partners. Many people think that the easy answer is for the victim to leave their abuser and that life would go back to normal. For the victim, however, the answer is not always that simple. Over and above emotional ties, a domestic violence victim may be married to his or her abuser.
Domestic violence is never acceptable. Domestic violence is even more complicated when it takes place within the confines of a marriage. The victim feel even more trapped because legal proceedings may need to take place to remove the abuser from his or her life. It is a scary and difficult position to be in. An abuser can make a victim feel powerless about anything that is going on in his or her life.
Whether or not physical abuse is still ongoing, if a victim of domestic abuse has gathered the courage and the strength to leave their abuser, it is vital that the victim look to a divorce attorney for guidance. The victim will be dealing with and processing many different emotions; however, an experienced divorce attorney will be able to take some of the weight off of the victim by assisting them with taking the next steps to remove the chaos from their life. One of those steps could include filing a restraining order against the abuser, which would protect not only the victim but the victim’s children. The primary goal is to assure that the victim and his or her children are protected.
Divorce can be difficult enough without the physical and mental damage that domestic violence has caused. During a time when a victim feels so alone, it is important to surround the victim with the support he or she needs to get through difficult times. This is all the more reason why an attorney is needed for a situation dealing with marital domestic violence. The mere idea of having to face one’s abuser, let alone in a legal setting, can be terrifying. More often than not, a victim has been suffering alone, when they are finally ready to protect themselves, they should not be alone anymore.
The law firm of Arons & Solomon can be the support system you need to help get through this difficult time in your life. Arons & Solomon understands and has experience in domestic violence cases. The number one priority is to make sure that the victim is protected and Arons & Solomon will provide the steps to help the victim move on in their life in the safest manner possible. Always remember, no one ever deserves to be abused. While no one can ever change past events, Arons & Solomon can make a better future for the victim and the victim’s family.