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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 »

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 »