What constitutes as Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is violence or other abuse by one person in a domestic context against another, such as in marriage or cohabitation. Domestic violence can take a number of forms including financial, physical, emotional and verbal abuse. Individuals who believe they might be a victim of domestic violence but are not sure on how to deal with it should contact their lawyers to seek legal advice to protect themselves.
How should you protect yourself from domestic violence?
- If you are currently a victim of domestic violence or if you have experienced some form of abuse from your spouse, start making notes of every incident of physical and emotional abuse in your household. This includes acts of violence to your children. Take note of the date and time the incident occurred and exactly what happened.
- Make a list of people you can contact and feel safe confiding in. You may also want to seek help from a doctor to examine your injuries. Consulting a psychiatrist would also be beneficial.
- You should also start preparing documents such as your birth certificates, copies of deeds, insurance policies, proof of income and credit card statements. These can help in taking legal action for a Personal Protection Order (PPO) or Divorce.
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