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Domestic Violence and Abuse FAQ
Can I file a domestice violence case against my abusive ex-fiance? Do I have a civil rights case against my abuser? How can I protect myself from a husband who abuses me? My friend told me to go to the police, and someone else told me to hire a lawyer. What are my options and how do I best protect myself ... READ MORE

Sheltering Pets to Protect Domestic Violence Victims
Pets at Heart of Family Violence When a Minneapolis woman planned to leave her abusive boyfriend, she desperately sought help for her cat. Her boyfriend had threatened to kill the animal. Like many victims of domestic violence, the woman delayed leaving the abusive relationship because she feared for ... READ MORE

Dealing with Domestic Abuse
Every year in the United States, between one to four million domestic abuse incidents occur. It's difficult to know the exact amount because agencies report these domestic incidents differently. Also, many incidents are never reported at all for a variety of reasons. In the past, police rarely got involved ... READ MORE

Domestic Violence: All about Control
Domestic violence is much more common than you think. One in four women in the United States will experience domestic violence at some point in her life. Each and every day, three women in the United States are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends. Almost two-thirds of all women killed by men are ... READ MORE

Legal Consequences of Abuse
Most of the time, our government stays out of our personal relationships. However, when domestic or child abuse is present, there can be serious legal consequences. Know what type of behavior is abusive and against the law, and the legal consequences abusers may face. Child Abuse It's a crime in every ... READ MORE

Domestic Violence and Marital Rape
If someone in your family or household is abusing your body or your mind, you are a victim of domestic violence. Victims and abusers come from both genders and all age groups. Marital rape is a form of domestic violence in which one spouse is sexually abused by the other. These actions involve complicated ... READ MORE

 

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How can I get custody of my 14-month-old brother?

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Do I need a lawyer? Does he have a case?

Q: My husband and I have a 27 years old autistic son, I took care of him until he was 18 years old. He has been living with my husband since then. My husband wants to get divorce now and hired a lawye ... Read more

A Childs Right to Testify in A Divorce

Often during a divorce one or both parents will attempt to use the child against their ex-spouse. When this is the case legal counsel is necessary for the best outcome for the child. This next paragra ... Read more

Rental Income on Community Property

Is an ex-spouse entitled to half of rental income on a community property asset? A divorcing couple decides to let their family home foreclose. The ex-husband was living in the property at the time. T ... Read more

Is My New Spouse Required to Contribute to My Child’s College Expenses?

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