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Domestic violence accusations require immediate attention

We recently discussed some of the finer points of domestic violence incidents. If you recall, we discussed how not all domestic violence is physical. Other types, including emotional, sexual and financial are also possible. When you are accused of any form of domestic violence, you might find that your life changes dramatically.

Is all domestic violence physical?

As someone who is non-violent and who loves his partner, it's a horrible feeling to know that you've been accused of domestic violence. How could someone accuse you of being violent when you've never touched your partner at all? There are a few things to consider. For one thing, not all domestic violence is violent in nature. Although the terminology suggested that you must be physically abusive to be involved in a domestic dispute, it's not the case at all.

What is domestic violence, and what do you do if you're accused?

Domestic violence is a crime that takes place at home or against people who used to share a home with you. It's essentially a pattern of negative behaviors that a person uses to elicit control. It's possible to be falsely accused of domestic violence, particularly in volatile relationships. For instance, a single time where you yell at a partner probably wouldn't be constituted as domestic violence. However, hitting or hurting your partner would be, even if it only happened once.

Know how domestic violence charges might impact your life

We recently discussed how a woman can be the aggressor in a domestic violence case. This point is one that is very important because many people automatically think of a male aggressor when they hear about domestic violence. We know that this can make it very difficult for you to present a defense if you are being accused of domestic violence.

Know how domestic violence charges might affect you

We recently discussed the employment implications that are possible if you are facing accusations of domestic violence. When you think about it, the effects of a domestic violence accusation are very far reaching. There is a chance that you could lose your family. You might end up facing time in jail or on probation. Other penalties might also occur.

Can a business fire you for a domestic violence accusation?

When an employee is accused of being involved in a domestic violence situation, he or she is already facing many issues in his or her life. The potential loss of a partner, the stress of how this charge affects the family and even the potential for losing a job can be devastating. Employers are in particularly difficult positions, because an employee has a right to privacy. However, the employer also has to decide if that employee is a danger to others in the workplace, since the employer is required to provide a safe work environment.

Financial abuse is domestic violence

If you're accused of domestic violence, you know that you need help to defend yourself. One of the types of domestic violence that you could be accused of is financial abuse. This kind of abuse is a lesser-known crime in which a person controls another person by controlling his or her finances or access to money.

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