The first time it happened you were shocked. You did not expect to get hit by the person you loved. Then it happened again.
Maybe they even hit the children.
What are you going to do?
Domestic violence is a problem all across the country and it is more common than you think. It is scary and emotional and you may feel that you have no way out. Emy A. Cordano, Attorney at Law, wants you to know that you do have a way out and she wants to help.
When you need a domestic violence attorney, turn to the person with decades of family law experience for the comfort and solutions you need.
They say Utah is one of the happiest places in the country for couples, but that does not mean violence is not below the surface. Often, nobody knows their friend or family member is being abused.
In the US nearly 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have suffered some kind of physical abuse from their partners. In Utah, 2 in 11 women and 1 in 10 men will experience intimate partner violence.
How is it that we do not realize when a significant number of the people around us are being abused?
The answer is in the way these cases are handled.
There is a pattern of domestic abuse and it is one that is hard to break. When someone gets hit, whether male or female, by the person they love, they excuse the behavior at first.
“They won’t do it again.”
“They are not an abusive person.”
But most of the time it does happen again. And again.
Sometimes, the cycle of violence goes on for years. Too many times, the result is death.
Many people put up with domestic violence because they have children with the person who is abusing them. They do not want to put the child at risk by leaving.
But what happens if the child is also being abused?
Breaking the cycle can be one of the most difficult things someone ever does. Step one is asking for help. Calling the police may be the first option, but then you need to consider a restraining order so that the abuser knows you are serious and they stay away from you while you get your life together.
We know that this is incredibly difficult for you. It can be hard to take the first steps in a situation like this, but it is necessary. Dealing with abuse can hurt both physically and emotionally, but the best thing you can do is getting out of the situation.
When you need a domestic violence attorney in Orem, you can contact us by clicking here or call us at 801-804-5152 for an initial consultation. Emy A. Cordano, Attorney at Law, has the experience you need. She will fight for your rights in court to make sure you are taken care of.