Category Archives: Domestic Violence

Tragically, domestic violence in the United States is shockingly common. It is estimated that 10 million women and men become victims of physical domestic abuse each year. This means that, on average, nearly 20 people per minute are abused by … Continue reading

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Sometimes, divorces go badly. It is sadly not unheard of for a person to become violent or dangerous toward his or her ex-spouse, harassing or threatening to a point where an order of protection—sometimes called a restraining order—becomes necessary. If … Continue reading

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There is little question that domestic violence continues to be a major issue in today’s American society. In fact, there are a number of studies which suggest that the problem may be even more serious than previously acknowledged, including severely … Continue reading

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Outside the realm of education or child care, there are very few jobs in which it is considered socially and professionally acceptable for an individual to develop intimate personal relationships with his or her clients and customers. Of course, most … Continue reading

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Any allegation of domestic violence or abuse is a very serious matter. When a person has been victimized or feels threatened, he or she must take action to ensure his or her safety. Reporting incidents or threats of domestic abuse … Continue reading

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If you have a favorite hairdresser, there is a good chance that you have shared more with her—or him—than what color you prefer or styles that you would like to try. In fact, according to some stylists, women are often … Continue reading

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Do you live in fear of your spouse? Does the thought of him or her coming home after work or a night out with friends leave you feeling anxious and scared? Every day, domestic abuse hotlines across the country field … Continue reading

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What does a domestic abuse victim look like? If you are like most people, the first image that popped into your head was probably that of a battered, bruised woman. In many ways, the instinct to think of a female … Continue reading

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Domestic violence continues to plague millions of families throughout Illinois and around the country. Each year, an estimated 10 million women and men are subjected to physical abuse at the hands of an intimate partner, which averages to a shocking … Continue reading

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An order of protection is a court-issued directive intended to keep the petitioner and his or her children safe from domestic violence. When utilized properly, such orders serve a very important and valuable purpose. Unfortunately, in some cases, an order … Continue reading

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