Family Law Blog

Types of Domestic Violence

Friday, February 09, 2018

When people think of domestic violence, they think about a wounded woman cowering on the floor with her husband screaming or even hitting her. However, it doesn't have to get physical to be considered domestic violence.

Here are some types of domestic violence.

  • Physical abuse. Most people think of physical abuse when they think of domestic violence. It is common, though it is not the only way that you can become a victim of domestic violence.
  • Emotional abuse. Not all victims show their scars on the outside. Actually, it is even worse when others can't see them. Though many people don't really believe in emotional abuse, it can be the hardest one to bear. Many abusers treat their victims like they are worthless until they start to feel like they are.
  • Sexual abuse. Even if you are married, you shouldn't be forced to have sex. Whether you are forced to have sex when you don't feel like it or you are forced to do something sexually that you are not comfortable with, you are being sexually abused.
  • Financial abuse. It is a form of domestic violence when a person controls their victim through their money. While many people think about the man working so that the wife can take care of the children, they should both have a say in how the money is spent. However, with financial abuse, the man (or either partner) would control every penny that the other one spends, no matter who made the money.

If you or someone that you know is being abused in any way, it is time to get help. Help yourself (or them) today. Don't wait or it might be too late! Contact us for all of your legal needs. We will help you get a better life!