Domestic violence is the infliction of harm normally to a woman in a household by another member of the same household, usually by a man.
More recently, though, reports of domestic violence against persons of the same sex of the perpetrators and violence of women against men have been surfacing. Regardless of the sex or gender of the victim or perpetrator, a common denominator in these acts is the assertion of power and control of one over the other.
The endangered is almost always physically hurt or injured. The violence may be assault and battery. By the simplest terms, an assault happens when someone tries to hit another. Should the other person get hit indeed, then there is a battery.
The violence may also be sexual in nature. A wife may be abused by the husband when the latter forces the former to participate in non-consensual sex. Call it unwanted, undesired, degrading, substance-induced, forced coitus may fall under domestic violence.
Albeit many persons who recognize they are abused and are able to leave their situation, many are confusingly entangled in a web cycle of the violence-no-violence-repeat-violence-pattern; thus, they must remember.
- No matter how minor the violence, it still is violence.
- Once an abuser, often, continually will be an abuser; the abused may continue being abused throughout life in cohabitation with the abuser.
- Physical abuse is as damaging to a person as verbal or emotional abuse.
- Abusive action cannot be negotiated with terms to meet halfway.
Law enforcers have the power and authority to ward off a physical attack, with the aid of a domestic violence injunction. Experienced family law attorney Fort Myers Marquez-Kelly, founder of Mellany Marquez-Kelly, will give you expert counsel and help you get that injunction and other restraining orders you need. Message us and get a free half-hour consultation. Call us at 239-214-0403 or visit https://www.marquezkellylaw.com/domestic-violence-attorney-in-fort-myers-fl/.