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Category Archives: domestic violence


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »

Domestic Violence by Strangulation

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Domestic violence is a painful and horrific crime that affects thousands of Floridians every year. For those who are married to their abusers, leaving is only the first step. All divorces are challenging, but they can become even more taxing when allegations of domestic violence are involved. That is why it’s important to understand… Read More »

The Protective Order as a Tool against Domestic Abuse

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Though domestic violence continues to plague our society, countless victims boldly take steps towards survival on a daily basis. Risking their safety and even their lives, these brave souls gather the strength to ask for help. Yet, some professionals assert that as these individuals survive their painful situations only to face rejection from the… Read More »

You’re Not Alone: Why Speaking to a Lawyer About Domestic Abuse Makes Sense

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Over four million women are physically assaulted and/or raped by their partners each year in the United States. If that isn’t bad enough, one in three female homicide victims are murdered by their current or former partner every year, according to Safe Horizon. In Florida, over 113,000 domestic violence reports were made to Florida… Read More »