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Protecting your safety after leaving an abusive partner

You are fortunate enough to have gotten out of an abusive relationship without experiencing any debilitating physical injuries. However, the emotional trauma you sustained will take time to heal as you regain your confidence and learn how to trust people again. At Fried and Fried, P.A., we have helped many survivors of domestic violence in Florida to learn about what resources are available for continued protection after they have left an abusive relationship. 

Probation revoked for millionaire accused of domestic violence

While domestic violence may not seem to be too big of a problem, it is much more prevalent in Florida than many people realize. Often, victims do their best to hide what is happening behind closed doors out of fear that they will be further injured or even killed by their abuser. In the circumstances where victims are able to escape unharmed, it is often only after considerable plotting to get around the abuser without being found out.

Nurturing relationships after escaping an abusive situation

When people have been the victims of domestic violence in Florida, one of their greatest challenges is finding a way to escape their relationship and find a place that is safe. Often, this requires thorough planning and careful execution. The slightest misstep could create a major danger or reveal the plan to escape. Once safely away from their abuser, victims are often faced with the emotional trauma of their ordeal, and they have to find ways to overcome their fears to be able to live a successful life. 

Man who killed ex-wife at work, previously accused of violence

For many victims of domestic violence, the thought of escaping their dangerous relationship is often complicated by several underlying factors. For many victims, concerns about their abuser finding out about their plans to escape, may prevent them from making changes sooner. Even when a victim is able to successfully remove him or herself from the toxic relationship, there are sometimes still risks that the abuser will continue to create a problem. 

Can you escape an abusive relationship safely?

When you discover that your relationship is abusive and you need to quickly get away, it can be difficult to identify where to begin in Florida. Moving too quickly or without a second thought to the evidence you leave behind could potentially worsen your situation and compromise your safety. Fortunately, there are proactive steps you can take to make preparations to leave without indicting yourself or creating more danger. 

What does a restraining order protect you from?

If you are in a volatile relationship where your safety is at risk because your partner is threatening you, a restraining order may be something you have considered. Getting a restraining order in Florida can be a valuable tool in giving you some peace of mind, an added measure of protection and an extended opportunity to depart from a toxic relationship. 

Finding the courage to address domestic violence

For some people, domestic violence can be so severe that victims are afraid to stand up for their rights. Some people who have been subjected to domestic violence in Florida and across the country may feel as if taking legal action or taking steps to protect themselves will only cause the abuse to worsen. If you or one of your family members are facing these hardships, it is important to find the courage to look into your different choices and properly address the problems. Sadly, some people have chosen to stay silent or allow mistreatment to continue for years, which can be especially concerning for those who have kids.

Domestic incident leaves Palm County woman dead

Those who have never been a part of an abusive marriage often have trouble understanding why the victims involved in them in Lee County simply do not leave their attackers. For many, an emotional bond still exists with their spouses that compels them to stay with the hope that their violent actions will eventually cease. Others may have the desire to leave, yet fear that if they try to do so, their abusive spouses will come after them and/or their loved ones or cut them off from any financial resources that may assist them in starting a new life. Whatever the reason for staying with an abuser, those who do so may run the risk that said abuse could easily escalate into something far worse. 

Domestic violence charges and the internet

We have been over so many domestic violence matters on this blog, but there are additional areas of concern to address. You probably know how serious domestic violence charges are, especially if you are a victim of this offense or you have been accused of intimate partner violence or abusing your kids. For people on all sides of these situations, including victims, parents, and the person filing charges, stress and uncertainty is not uncommon. In the digital age, it is also important to look over some of the ways that domestic violence charges affect people online.

Alleged domestic violence results in 2 fatalities

While all Florida families experience the occasional turmoil that is unavoidable in familial relationships, it is not uncommon for disturbances to become violent and even tragic. Recognizing the signs of domestic violence and understanding how to avoid becoming a victim, are critical things to know if people are to better protect themselves and the ones they love. Unfortunately, in many cases, the warning signs are not known or recognized until it is too late and human life is put in jeopardy. 

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