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Category Archives: Domestic Violence

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Domestic Violence in a Relationship? A Restraining Order Can Help Keep You Safe

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

If you are a victim of domestic violence in Fort Lauderdale, it is important to know that help is available. Whether it is your spouse, former spouse, or a live-in partner who is threatening or abusing you, an injunction for protection against domestic violence can help to ensure your safety. Otherwise known as a… Read More »

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What Can You Do to Stop a Stalker?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Receiving attention from admirers or members of the opposite sex can be flattering. Unfortunately, it can quickly turn frightening if they begin following you or showing up at your home, work, school, or in other public places. As stalking is a common type of domestic violence and often a prelude to more aggressive actions,… Read More »

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Domestic Violence and Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

When domestic violence becomes an issue in your marriage, divorce may be the best option for keeping you and any children you have safe. While abusers may make all types of threats regarding actions they will take if you end the marriage, the fact is that the law is on your side. Once abusive… Read More »

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Eight Subtle Signs of Domestic Abuse

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Situations involving domestic violence are unfortunately common in Fort Lauderdale and throughout Florida. Victims in these cases are often hesitant to come forward out of fear that the situation will escalate or that they will not be believed. In some cases, confusion over the types of behavior that constitute abuse cause people to remain… Read More »

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Domestic Violence As A Cause For Military Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

It is not uncommon for military spouses to feel isolated and alone, living far from their families and cut off from civilian life. Having to frequently uproot your family or dealing with periodic separations from your partner can put a strain on any marriage, but there also can be deeper issues involved. Domestic violence… Read More »

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How and When to Request Protection From Domestic Violence

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Domestic violence is a pervasive issue among couples.  Leaving an abusive partner is generally the best way to protect yourself, but it is not always economically feasible, nor does it guarantee the abuse will no longer occur.  In these situations, you need to speak with an experienced  Florida domestic violence lawyer about filing a… Read More »

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Getting A Restraining Order When Going Through A Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Domestic violence is an unfortunately common problem, impacting both men and women. Even if your partner has not previously acted violent, threatening, or aggressive towards you, there is the chance that this kind of behavior could arise once you become separated or begin the process of filing for divorce. If you have received threats… Read More »

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The Many Faces of Domestic Violence and Its Impact On Your Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Domestic violence is an issue in an unfortunate number of marriages, and the signs are not always obvious to onlookers or even to the parties involved. Abuse has many faces, and in addition to physically violent behaviors such as hitting, grabbing, and pushing, there are types of psychological abuse that can harm your mental… Read More »

Assessing the Risk Of Violence When Going Through A Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Divorce is as unique as the individual parties involved. While divorce guidelines and laws governing proceedings can give you an outline for how your divorce will be conducted, it can be hard to predict how spouses will behave during the process. Where some couples are able to resolve conflicts amicably and agree on the… Read More »

Understanding False Imprisonment as Domestic Violence

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Many people are surprised to learn how many various actions come under the classification of domestic violence. Commonly reported crimes, such as assault or stalking, easily come to mind. But false imprisonment is another act of domestic violence that the victim may not even recognize. Under the Florida Criminal Code, false imprisonment occurs when… Read More »