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Finding the courage to address family violence

We have addressed many different legal issues related to domestic violence on our blog, from obtaining a restraining order to financial abuse and stalking. For some people, however, simply speaking up about domestic violence can be incredibly difficult and may even seem impossible. There are a number of reasons why victims of family violence and those who have witnessed their children suffer at the hands of an abuser decide to remain silent and in this post we will draw attention to this concerning facet of family violence and victims' rights.

Some people who are abused physically, financially, emotionally or sexually may be too afraid to do anything about the mistreatment. They may worry that trying to take action will lead to further abuse or that the mistreatment they have been subjected to will become even more severe as the abuser becomes angry. Aside from being afraid of an abuser, some people simply may not be aware of their rights or know that the way they have been treated is illegal.

It is especially upsetting when parents are too afraid to take action after witnessing their child be subjected to abuse at the hands of a spouse or someone else living in the household. Whenever family violence occurs, it is pivotal for victims and those who have witnessed the mistreatment to be aware of their options and address the abuse. Our domestic violence page goes over more on various topics related to family violence and some of the legal options that may be available to victims.

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