Domestic violence still a problem in California

Domestic violence still a problem in California and elsewhere

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

Is domestic violence still a problem in California and elsewhere?  This is obviously not a new issue, nor is it likely to stop being important now and in the foreseeable future. In 1641, the Massachusetts Body of Laws and Liberties declared that no woman should have to endure injuries from her husband unless he was defending himself against an attack …

How do federal and state entities define domestc violence?

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

Families in California might benefit from learning more about how domestic violence issues are governed by state and federal entities. The state laws are designed to prevent violence from occurring within the family or in intimate relationships. Domestic violence in California may be described as a criminal act that happens between spouses, former spouses, cohabitants, former cohabitants, dating couples and …

Shelters play important role in healing domestic violence wounds

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

California victims of domestic violence are frequently afraid at the prospect of divorcing an abusive spouse. According to some experts, many victims start the process of leaving their abuser as many as seven times before they actually succeed in leaving for good. The legal system has a process for victims to receive a protective order, either temporary or permanent, against …