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Category: Domestic Violence

My Spouse Threatens Suicide If I Leave Him

My Spouse Threatens Suicide If I Leave Him

While the title says, “him”, this doesn’t mean that women do not threaten suicide as well. This is for anyone who’s been blackmailed with suicide. But for discussion purposes, let’s assume that the husband blackmailing his wife that he will commit suicide. When people speak of abuse, the first idea is about physical abuse. Scars […]

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Where do You File for Divorce and What to Do after Filing

Where do You File for Divorce and What to Do after Filing

The decision A divorce isn’t a process that a lot of people know much about before they begin and there tend to be a lot of questions.  The first step of a divorce is to file for divorce, or rather to petition the court for a divorce.  I will go into that briefly before answering […]

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Emotional Abuse in a Divorce

Emotional Abuse in a Divorce

One of the leading reasons for divorce is abuse. The trickiest to prove is emotional abuse—for obvious reasons. You and your lawyer have to present evidence to prove your spouse broke your esteem, and have manipulated you during your marriage. The worst part is when your future ex-spouse still emotionally abuses you during and after […]

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Domestic Violence Leading to Divorce

Domestic Violence Leading to Divorce

Marriage is the epitome of the greatest commitment of one to another. How can it be expected from the person you love? Violence in marriage often results in divorce or separation. One of the primary reasons for the separation of married couples is abuse. Domestic violence has been, and is still, a growing problem within […]

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Domestic Violence: Child Custody and Family Law

Domestic Violence: Child Custody and Family Law

Domestic violence can have devastating effects on children . Batterers often use children to manipulate their partners. While the relationship continues, batterers may threaten to take custody of, kidnap or harm the children if the victim reports the abuse. After a battered woman leaves a relationship, batterers may use child custody disputes, visitation and joint […]

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Protective Orders: When Words Fail

Protective Orders: When Words Fail

There are a number of common confusions regarding protective orders and how and why to seek one, and even what a protective order can do. Protective orders are the main mechanism that the court system uses to protect people from other people. As opposed to a stay away order, a violation of a protective order is […]

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Co-Parenting with an Addict Ex-Spouse

Co-Parenting with an Addict Ex-Spouse

Divorce is often a tragedy that a family has to cope with. It presents a challenge for all the parties involved. However, there are situations where the degree of difficulty is drastically increased. One such situation is if your ex-spouse is an addict. When the ex-spouse is addicted to something, the divorce may be seen […]

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Everything You Need to Know about CPS in Texas

Everything You Need to Know about CPS in Texas

There are many situations that might lead CPS in Texas to take your child into their possession. CPS stands for Child Protection Services, and according to the Texas Family Code, it has the authority to handle investigations regarding neglect and abuse against children. CPS in Texas will carry out investigations when there are signs and allegations […]

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No-Fault Divorces in Texas May Become Harder after New Bill

No-Fault Divorces in Texas May Become Harder after New Bill

In Texas, a no-fault divorce is the default mechanism to request a divorce.  Officially by Texas law, a no-fault divorce is when there are conflicts between two parties that could not reasonably be overcome.  In reality, it is simply the type of divorce two people seek when they are looking to get out of a […]

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Domestic Violence in the Digital Age

Domestic Violence in the Digital Age

Technology, while a very helpful tool in this day and age, can also be a tool used for violence. A Californian woman experienced this while she was trying to get away from her controlling and violent husband. She planned to escape to Oregon and stay with friends but her phone’s GPS was used by her […]

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