Children Witness Family Abuse!

What Is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is when one partner in an intimate relationship abuses the other.nbjkbgh

The abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional or a combination of all three. Violence usually is expressed through different aggressive acts, like beatings and forced sexual activity; severe acts like throwing, shoving and slapping; humiliating and putting down the victim.

Women are most commonly the victims of the domestic violence of their male partners. Moreover, the children of these women often witness the domestic violence. Studies show that 3-4 million children between the ages of 3-17 are at risk of exposure to domestic violence each year.

The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children

Witnessing can mean SEEING actual incidents of physical and/or sexual abuse. It can mean HEARING threats or fighting noises from another room. Children may also OBSERVE the aftermath of physical abuse such as blood, bruises, tears, torn clothing and broken items. Finally, children may be AWARE of the tension in the home such as their mother’s fearfulness when the abuser’s car pulls into the driveway.

Consequences of Children Witnessing Domestic Violence

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How To Enforce A Divorce Decree

divorce decreeDuring a divorce process, a court enacts a divorce decree. Usually this is a court order that must be followed by both ex-spouses. If one of the ex-spouses fails to act in accordance with it, the other ex-spouse can take steps to enforce this order.

If you have problems with your ex-spouse abiding the divorce decrees, you should firstly request the proper forms from your local courthouse. You can take them home and fill them our carefully describing in detail each breach of the divorce decree. It is important to include a description of how the breach has impacted you and docsyour children, if you have ones. For more credibility, don’t forget to attach any written proof of the violations to the completed paperwork:

  • emails
  • invoices
  • correspondence and others.

 

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Are You Getting Divorced? Top 9 Warnings For People Entering The Divorce Process

divorceDivorce is a difficult process tearing asunder your emotions and feelings but it is very important to keep calm and have rational and clear mind because your anger, jealousy or other emotions can affect your actions in a negative way. We are presenting you top 9 divorce warnings to prevent you from making common mistakes that people usually do during divorce proceedings.

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Are You Really Ready for Divorce? Find Out the Steps to Get Ready for Divorce

Once you have considered the relevant factors and have decided to file for divorce from your spouse, you will need to learn how to protect your interests.

9 STEPS TO GET READY FOR DIVORCE

1. Think about your children’s well-being first. You have to come to an agreement withDivorce your spouse concerning your children’s Child custody and visitation and Child support/alimony.

2. Read as much articles and books on divorce and divorce process as you can, consult an attorney if you don’t understand some matters. Knowledge about the law and court procedures can make what’s coming a little less frightening.

3. Gather information on your finances and assets, property, income and liabilities. Run a credit report and make copies of your account statements and tax returns, find the values for your cars and house. You can even make a video inventory of the house to be sure you won’t overlook something and thus you’ll have a proof of your words.

4. Assess your personal items. If there are things that matter to you, that you do not want to lose (pictures, family heirlooms, etc.) – document their existence and remove them to a safe place.

5. Change access to accounts: all your passwords for the email, bank account, pension, etc. Be sure not to use new ones that are easy to guess.

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Dissolution Of Marriage: Divorce, Separation, Annulment

marriageThe dissolution of marriage is a legal act that not always coincides with the wishes of both parties. Divorce is a very complicated and typically emotional process that involves division of marital property, debt, custody of any children, payment of child and/or spousal support and others. Generally, divorce is defined as legal termination of a marriage relationship.

divorceIf there are no disagreements between both parties and they can reach a decision on basic divorce issues without going to trial, the divorce is called uncontested. A contested divorce happens when the spouses cannot reach an agreement on terms of divorce and they end up in a court. When a spouse asking for divorce does not have to prove that the other spouse did something wrong, the divorce is considered to be a no fault divorce. If the reason of divorce is cruelty, adultery, imprisonment of a spouse for several years or other wrongdoings, this makes up a fault divorce.

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How different are Military Family Divorces from Civilian Family Divorces?

Divorce is a stressful process. It can affect finances, living arrangements, household jobs or schedules. If the family includes children, they may be deeply affected. A military divorce is a divorce between a member of the armed services and his or her spouse. The spouse may or may not be in the military.

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When facing a military divorce you should be aware of the fact that the procedures of a divorce for the civilians and for the military members are not quite the same. Military divorce is governed not only by state laws, but also by federal laws, so that means they have some additional rules to apply. That results in having some differences and a number of benefits in case of the military member divorce.

Jurisdiction is generally determined by the service member’s legal address rather thanmilitary divorce where they are currently stationed, as due to the service they are bound to travel a lot and to change their location. So many states will just either reduce or eliminate their residency requirements for military divorces.

There is also the SCRA – The Service Members Civil Relief Act to protect active duty members from being sued while in active military service and for up to a year after active duty, so they would be able to “devote their entire energy to the defense needs of the Nation”.

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New Name – New Identification Of Yourself. Reasons For Name Change

 

 

Name Change is a legal process when a person adopts a name different from their name of birth. The most common reason to channamege one’s name is usually when women get married or divorced, although it is not required by law. Some people just want to change their names because they don’t like them and they want a fresh start in their lives with a new name. There are also people who give name to their child and later feel necessary to change it. There are rare cases when people want to change their names after sex reassignment surgeries, because the new gender requires a new male or female first name.

idAfter changing your name, you must change it also on all forms of your identification:

  • your driver’s license
  • passport
  • social security card
  • bank accounts
  • credit cards
  • other important documents

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Has your child been accused of a crime? Find out what you should know about Juvenile Crimes

Juvenile delinquency known as juvenile offending or youth crime is participation in illegal behavior by minors.

Criminal defendants who haven’t quite reached the age of majority (18 in most states) go through a different criminal justice system than the one most people are familiar with.

juvenile (1)Let’s find out the differences between Juvenile Proceedings and Adult Criminal Proceedings:

Juveniles commit “delinquent acts” not “crimes,” and juvenile offenders have “adjudication hearings” not “trials.” The punishment of juvenile offenders also differs significantly from the punishment of adult criminals. The purpose of an adult sentence is to PUNISH, when the purpose of a juvenile sentence is primarily to REHABILITATE the juvenile so that he can go on to live a productive adult life.

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The juvenile justice system is much different than the adult system and you need a lawyer who can give your child the best chances of success throughout the complex legal process.

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Stop the Silence: Stop Child Sexual Abuse. Find Out How to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

All of us know how important is for a child to grow up in a good environment. Parents should prevent child abuse because it can affect children for their whole life.

Child Sexual Abuse involves “any sexual act with a child performed by an adult or an older child“, such as:

  • Sexual touching of any part of the body;child abuse boy 9 05 09  3
  • Penetrative sex;
  • Encouraging a child to engage in sexual activity;
  •  Intentionally engaging in sexual activity in front of a child;
  • Showing children pornography, or using them to create it;
  • Encouraging a child to engage in prostitution.

Symptoms of Child Sexual Abuse:

  1. A noticeable fear of a person or certain places
  2. Unusual response from the child when asked if he or she was touched
  3. Unreasonable fear of a physical exam
  4. Drawings that show sexual acts
  5. Sudden awareness of genitals and sexual acts and words
  6. Attempts to get other children to perform sexual acts.

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