SaveTweetAbuse is something no one wants to admit happens, but unfortunately this just isn't true--one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, and over three million reports of child abuse are made every year in the US.
The sad truth is that many people in an abusive situation simply don't know what to do and are often paralyzed by fear for themselves or their children.
If you are being abused, the first step as a victim is to get away. Although you may be scared, Avvo's Legal Guides are here to help you. Find out the options and legal protections you're entitled to.
violence involves abuse between family members or people who are related to
each other. Domestic violence is not limited to physical acts and can include
mental or emotional cruelty and... more
Who is affected?.
Domestic violence affects people who are married or dating, and can occur between parents and children. It affects people from all social, economic, racial, religious and ethnic... more
A domestic violence
restraining order is a court order that protects a person from being hurt or
threatened by an abusive spouse or intimate partner. These orders restrict an
abusive partner from... more
The term "child abuse" refers to any mistreatment of a child
that results in harm or injury. There are four types of child abuse: physical,
emotional, sexual, and the most common form of child abuse,... more
There are four major
types of child abuse: physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, and emotional/psychological
abuse. It's common to see more than one type in a case of child abuse. Any type
of child... more
abuse, also referred to as emotional abuse or maltreatment, is a pattern of
acts by parents or caregivers that undermine a child's emotional, mental, and
social development.... more
Here are some signs to watch for.
(1) Sudden changes in a senior’s banking or financial habits or names added to accounts; (2) Large unexplained credit card charges or large bank withdrawals; (3)... more