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Category Archives: Domestic Violence


When And How To Get A Restraining Order In Florida

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Disputes between couples, family members, and other people living under the same roof can quickly escalate. When it gets to the point where you fear for your emotional health or physical safety, it is important to take legal action immediately. Our Fort Lauderdale domestic violence attorney can assist you in getting a restraining order…. Read More »


How Do I Get A Restraining Order To Protect Against Domestic Violence In Fort Lauderdale?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Nearly all couples fight. When these become physically, sexually, or emotionally abusive, you need to be aware of options available. Getting a restraining order against your partner can help to protect you against domestic violence in Fort Lauderdale. How Can A Restraining Order in Florida Protect Me? An Injunction For Protection Against Domestic Violence… Read More »


What To Do If You Suspect A Friend Or Family Member Is Experiencing Domestic Violence

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Domestic violence in Fort Lauderdale is an unfortunately common problem. It can happen to people of any age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual preference, or socio-economic status. Victims often feel ashamed of the situation and confused by their abuser’s behavior. They may be reluctant to take action in reporting it for fear of reprisals or… Read More »


Five Common Myths About Domestic Violence In Fort Lauderdale

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Domestic violence in Fort Lauderdale leaves victims feeling alone and isolated. While abusers often downplay the situation,  the fact is domestic violence can put your emotional and physical health in serious jeopardy. The following are five common myths that can prevent you from getting the help you need. Myth Number 1: Domestic violence is… Read More »


Can An Abusive Partner Ever Change?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Dealing with an abusive partner is one of the most gut-wrenching experiences. Despite the obvious dangers domestic violence poses, you may have serious concerns about your family, your finances, and your potential future without your partner. These can leave you hoping that their behavior will change, but is that even possible? There are some… Read More »


The Four Stages Of Domestic Violence

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Domestic violence is a serious problem in Fort Lauderdale. It is also one of the least discussed and most commonly misunderstood. Abusers often engage in a pattern of behavior that leaves victims, extended family members, and friends of the couple feeling uncertain and confused. Unfortunately, this can prevent them from taking action, resulting in… Read More »


October Was Domestic Violence Awareness Month

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Domestic violence in Fort Lauderdale is an unfortunately common problem. It wreaks havoc on families and can impact anyone. To call attention to the problem, October has been designated as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The following provides some general information about the problem, warning signs to be alert for, and steps you can… Read More »


Financial Abuse: A Common Type of Domestic Violence

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Domestic violence often involves more than just physical acts of abuse. It can also consist of emotional abuse, threats, sexual harassment, stalking behaviors, and other efforts on the part of the abuser to control their victim. This includes financial abuse, which involves withholding money, limiting your ability to work, and taking other actions designed… Read More »


Verbal Abuse: Protecting Yourself Against This Common Type Of Domestic Violence

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

It is not uncommon for couples to occasionally say things in the heat of an argument that they wish they could take back later. Unfortunately, hurtful comments, put-downs, and other remarks often leave lasting scars. If it begins to happen regularly, you may need to take action to protect yourself. Verbal abuse is a… Read More »


Impacts Of Domestic Violence Make It Harder To Leave The Relationship

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Friends and family members of people in abusive relationships are often puzzled by the question, “Why don’t they leave?”. While they may be well-meaning in their concern, this question often serves to put at least some of the blame on the victim and fails to acknowledge the very real impacts domestic violence has on… Read More »