Domestic Violence Lawyer

What is Domestic Violence?

The term domestic violence refers to any sort of physical, sexual or psychological abuse towards one’s spouse, partner, or any other family member within the household.

Domestic Violence is physical, sexual or psychological abuse directed towards one’s spouse, partner, or other family member within the household. The New York State Coalition defines domestic violence as “abusive behavior – emotional, psychological, physical, or sexual – that one person in an intimate relationship uses in order to control the other. It takes many different forms and includes behaviors such as threats, name-calling, preventing contact with family or friends, withholding money, actual or threatened physical harm and sexual assault. Stalking can also be a form of domestic violence.”

Types of Domestic Violence

Physical violence

  • Any kind of direct physical violence that can range from undesirable physical contact to rape and murder.
  • Indirect physical violence, including destruction of objects, throwing objects near the victim, harm to animals

Mental/emotional violence

  • Any type of verbal threats including threats about physical violence to the victim, the self, or others including children, ranging from explicit, detailed and impending to implicit and vague as to both content and time frame.
  • Any verbal violence, including threats, abusive language, insults, put-downs, attacks, etc.
  • Nonverbal threats that including gestures, facial expressions, body postures, Economic/social abuse,Controlling victim’s money and other economic resources, preventing victim from seeing friends and relatives, actively sabotaging victim’s social relationships and isolating victim from social contacts.

Economic/social abuse

  • Having control over victim’s financial possessions and any other economic resources, disallowing victim from meeting friends and relatives, and isolating victim from any sort of social contacts.

Spiritual Abuse

Domestic Violence in the Workplace Statistics

 

The Statistic presented by American Institute on domestic violence.

National Cost of Domestic Violence

  • The health-related costs of rape, physical assault, stalking, and homicide by intimate partners exceed $5.8 billion each year.
  • Of this total, nearly $4.1 billion is for victims requiring direct medical and mental health care services.
  • Lost productivity and earnings due to intimate partner violence accounts for almost $1.8 billion each year.
  • Intimate partner violence victims lose nearly 8.0 million days of paid work each year – the equivalent of more than 32,000 full-time jobs and nearly 5.6 million days of household productivity.

Your Corporate Peers

  • 68% of senior executives surveyed agreed that their company’s financial performance would benefit from addressing the issue of domestic violence among its employees.
  • 94% of corporate security directors rank domestic violence as a high security risk.
  • 78% of Human Resource Directors identify domestic violence as a substantial employee problem
  • 56% of corporate leaders are personally aware of specific employees who are affected by domestic violence.
  • 60% of senior executives said that domestic violence has a harmful effect on their company’s productivity.

The Human Factor

  • 85-95% of all domestic violence victims are female.
  • Over 500,000 women are stalked by an intimate partner each year.
  • 5.3 million Women are abused each year.
  • 1,232 women are killed each year by an intimate partner.
  • Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women.
  • Women are more likely to be attacked by someone they know rather than by a stranger.

Domestic Violence in the Workplace

  • Homicide is the leading cause of death for women in the workplace.
  • Of the approximately 1.7 million incidents of workplace violence that occur in the US every year, 18,700 are committed by an intimate partner: a current or former spouse, lover, partner, or boyfriend/girlfriend.

Of Battered Workers:

  • 96% experience problems at work due to abuse
  • 74% are harassed while at work by their abuser
  • 56% are late to work
  • 28% leave work early
  • 54% miss entire days of work

“The more that we choose not to talk about domestic violence, the more we shy away from the issue, the more we lose.” – Russell Wilson

4 Statistics You Need To Know About Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Defense

Why you need a Domestic Violence Lawyer?

With the mounting case of domestic violence, the legal issue has assumed significance and it is crucial for people to be aware of their rights. If you are experiencing any kind of verbal abuse or physical torture, break your silence and file a petition against wrongdoer.

  • Protects you from the daily psychological and physical torture
  • Domestic Violence issues are sensitive and need expert dealing
  • Makes you aware of legal rights
  • Assists you in your entire case to ensure you get justice
  • Deals with intricacies involved in Domestic Violence issues

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