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Domestic Violence

Breaking up with your significant other is difficult enough, but when domestic violence is involved, it is even more complicated. If you are the victim, you are worried that you will never be safe. Maybe your partner told you that you were crazy. Maybe you know that you are in a bad situation, but you do not know how to get out of it. If you have been accused of domestic violence, maybe the situation was blown out of proportion. Perhaps your significant other is trying to get the upper hand in a custody case. Especially when children are involved, a domestic violence case has serious consequences. It is doubly important to have a skilled litigator and negotiator on your side. Should you try to negotiate a settlement and avoid going to trial? Is trial the best route to take? These are questions you should explore with someone who knows the law.

Many people have a misconception as to what domestic violence is. Domestic violence is more than physical violence. It is any use of force or fear to control another person. Domestic violence includes:

• Throwing things

• Breaking things

• Taking one's cellphone

• Tracking one's movements

• Preventing someone from making a phone call

• Preventing someone from leaving a room

• Preventing someone from leaving the house

• Going through one's purse or wallet

• Going through one's cellphone

• Reading someone's e-mails

• Hacking into someone's e-mail account

• Punching walls

• Keeping someone up at night

• Following someone

• Excessive telephone calls

• Excessive text messages or e-mails

• Refusing to leave someone alone

• Following someone from room to room

• Following someone in his or her vehicle

• Hiding one's personal property

• Using the children to punish the other parent

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