domestic violence

If I Am the Victim of Domestic Violence and Leave the Home, Will I Get in Trouble for Abandoning the Home and my Family?

By |May 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

People who are abused in their homes feel a lot of different emotions: regret, shame, fear, humiliation, hate, etc. Out of all those emotions, fear is usually the one that makes people stay in an abusive relationship. Victims fear they'll lose their money, the fear they'll lose their friends, the fear their abuser will find out [...]

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How to Protect Yourself and You Kids in a Domestic Violence Situation

By |May 25th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Let me begin this by saying that if you or your kids have suffered domestic violence, I am so sorry. Domestic violence is an incredible violation of trust, and it's something so difficult to overcome unless you make the right choices. And making the right choices is hard when you're suffering ongoing abuse. Options I'd like [...]

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How Long Do Domestic Violence Protective Orders Last?

By |May 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

In Utah, spouses who suffer domestic violence can request something called a protective order. I won't talk too much about everything a protective order entails or what you have to prove to get a protective order (click here if you would like that information), but I do want to talk about how long protective orders last. [...]

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Can My Attacker/Abuser be Charged Criminally?

By |May 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

If you've been the victim of domestic violence, you have a couple options. First, you can file for a protective order. A protective order is a civil remedy and essentially tells your abuser he or she cannot hurt you, communicate with you, or come near you. If he or she violates the order, there may be [...]

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