You tell yourself that it will never happen again.
That is the same thing you told yourself the first ten times it happened.
The only reason you are staying is for the children.
Do you want to risk them getting hurt as well?
Dealing with domestic violence is one of the hardest things anyone has to go through. It is not just the physical abuse, it is the mental and emotional torment that comes along with it that makes it so hard to deal with.
And yes, you loved the person who is abusing you. But now it is time to do something.
When you need an Avenues domestic violence attorney, turn to Emy A. Cordano, Attorney at Law. She will work with you to ensure you are protected.
The first thing people think of when they hear “domestic abuse” is a man hitting a woman. Yes, that is the majority of cases, but men also get abused.
In Utah, around 20 percent of women and 10 percent of men will experience violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime.
Let’s stop pretending that domestic violence does not happen. It does, and it needs to be dealt with appropriately.
Domestic violence is hard to get away from. The common refrain is, “They won’t do it again.”
But they do. Again and again.
It can also become deadly. 19 percent of domestic violence involves a weapon and can lead to murder, not just of the partner, but other family members and law enforcement who try to intervene.
Many people put up with domestic violence because they have children with the abuser. They are afraid they may lose the child if they leave or report the abuse.
1 in 15 children is exposed to domestic violence. 90 percent of those kids watch it happen.
You can break the cycle by involving law enforcement and getting a restraining order against your abuser. If this involves getting a divorce, that is okay. That may be in the best interest of everyone involved.
The process will not be easy emotionally, but with the right attorney by your side, you can get through the process with your head held high and start rebuilding your life.
This is a painful time for you. Emy A. Cordano, Attorney at Law, understands that. She wants to help you through this situation so you can find the strength to move on.
We want you to know that you do not have to continue to be abused. We also know that, yes, you may have had to defend yourself. That does not mean you are an abuser.