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What should you know about domestic violence?

People all across the state of California have the misfortune of being trapped in violent relationships. The Thomas Law Offices work to provide you with information that you should have regarding domestic violence, so that you can recognize the warning signs and work toward getting out of a bad situation.

The first thing to understand about domestic violence is that it doesn't necessarily always involve a married couple. Spouses are typically thought of when people picture domestic violence cases, but these harmful acts can also occur between former spouses, former partners, or unmarried partners. The key component is that you and the abuser share a close relationship and, generally speaking, live in the same location.

Another surprising fact to some is that domestic violence doesn't just involve physical violence and abuse. Sexual assault can also be considered a type of domestic violence, as can verbal or emotional threats. If your partner has ever intimidated you on purpose with the threat of physical violence or other "punishments" and you have genuinely felt fear for your life or well-being, that is an act of domestic violence.

Naturally, when dealing with domestic violence, it's important to prioritize your safety before anything else. You may want to arm yourself with as much knowledge as possible. Being informed can help prepare you to take your accusations to court and face your abuser. To read more about the signs of domestic violence, what constitutes domestic violence, and more, please use the link to visit our web page.

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