Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a crime that is also known as domestic abuse, spousal abuse, battering, family violence, and intimate partner violence. The victim of domestic violence is often the woman. This takes many forms such as physical abuse, verbal abuse, domineering and support or financial deprivation. Domestic violence is also one ground for a marriage annulment or divorce, aside from it being included in the human rights violations act for women.

Domestic violence is often a result of a dysfunctional marriage or abusive relationship for those who are not yet married. This abuse can resort to develop emotional and psychological problem or trauma for a woman if it is tolerated for a long period of time. Women experiencing domestic violence are often controlled by a man’s threats so they are fearful to ask for help. There are instances that it was other concerned people who initiate to ask help to authorities in behalf of the abused woman. If not for the bruises, black eyes, cuts, burns and other marks, the abuse would’ve been obvious if the woman barely ask help.

In the process of filing a case for this, there would still be investigation that the authorities need to be conducted. The husband can be put to punishment of prison if domestic violence is proven. A wife must submit affidavit or sworn statement and may even search for past evidences of the man like history of mental illness, grave misconduct or crime records. A woman can use helpful tools found online such as past criminal records, background checks or hire a private investigator to do this. Woman should know that this abuse should not be tolerated and they can be protected by the society and the law. No one, even a husband whom you sworn to love for better or worse has the right to hurt you.

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