The three things every victim of domestic violence must know
If you are a victim of domestic violence, call the police and report the incident. Don’t wait. Don’t ask friends or family for advice. Call the police. That’s step one.
The next step is to move to a place where you feel safe. Don’t assume things might change for the better. Move to a new location.
Now you are ready for step three – seek legal help by contacting the law offices of Healey Law to request a free, no-obligation introductory consultation with a divorce and separation lawyer.
Quick facts about domestic violence
Definition of Domestic Violence – You are a victim of Domestic Violence if you are abused by another person. The abuse can be sexual, physical, psychological or economic.
Actions and threats – It does not matter whether your abuser takes an action or threatens to take an action that is meant to terrorize, intimidate, frighten, hurt, manipulate, humiliate, injure or wound.
The statistics – About one in four women suffer domestic violence at some time in their lives.
The signs of Domestic Violence – Victims of Domestic Violence often have physical injuries, lack self esteem, appear worried and fearful, pull away from friends and family, or deny there are any problems.