Lake Mary Domestic Violence Attorney
One in three women, and one in four men, have experienced some form of violence from an intimate partner, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), and many of these victims are still stuck in an abusive relationship with seemingly nowhere to turn for help. If you are trapped in a dangerous marriage or relationship with an abusive partner, the experienced and compassionate Lake Mary domestic violence injunction attorneys at the Troum Law Firm, P.A. can help you figure out the best solution for your specific situation.
Domestic Violence Statistics
Victims of intimate partner violence (also simply called domestic violence) are at serious risk of traumatic injury, and even death. In fact, 15 percent of all violent crime occurs in domestic abuse situations, where the woman is usually the victim, though not always. Domestic violence does not simply put the victim’s physical well being at risk; domestic violence victims have a higher rate of depression and suicidal behavior than non-victims. Victims almost always suffer from economic harm as well:
- Nationally, intimate partner violence victims lose 9 million days of paid work every year; and
- 21 to 60 percent of intimate partner violence victims lose their jobs due to the abuse.
Domestic violence affects children present in the relationship as well. One in 15 children are exposed to domestic violence, which has life-long effects on their well-being.
The Cycle of Abuse
Victims of domestic violence are trapped in what is called the cycle of abuse, which has the following stages, according to Healthy Place:
- First Honeymoon Phase—Everything in the relationship is going well, and the abusive partner is loving, non violent, and seemingly carrying. This is the phase that helps keep, or trap, the victim in the relationship.
- Tension Building—For whatever reason, the abusive partner begins building anger. This could be due to external factors, such as worries about money or children, or entirely internal.
- Explosion Phase—The abusive partner uses physical, emotional, or sexual violence. Over time, the victim becomes accustomed to more and more violence.
- Second Honeymoon Phase—The abusive partner apologizes profusely and claims that it will never happen again.
Call a Lake Mary Domestic Violence Lawyer Today
There are various actions you can take against the abusive partner, including filing for a protective order (restraining order). If you have children with the abusive partner, an attorney can help you obtain temporary custody. Locating a place to live can be a challenge, and in some cases you may be able to force the abusive partner out of the home. No matter your situation, the Troum Law Firm, P.A. can help find a solution. Our attorneys take everything into consideration when making a plan, including the presence of children in the relationship, your living space, your financial situation, and much more. There is no singular, easy answer to solving domestic violence, but our attorneys can provide a solution that works for you. To break free from the cycle of abuse and take back your life, call us today at 321-428-2247 to schedule a consultation.