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Missouri baby potentially beaten to death by her mother

19611769_S.jpgBy far one of the most important and meaningful areas of family law is defense and protection from domestic violence. National awareness of domestic violence has been rising, but Missouri law has always treated domestic abuse very seriously. When most people think of domestic abuse, they think of a man beating his wife or girlfriend in a drunken rage, but we know that this is not always the case. Anyone in any household can be a victim of domestic violence, sadly, even infants.

Assistance for domestic violence victims in Missouri

12686499_S.jpgDomestic violence is a tragic issue that affects thousands of American citizens, and while women are usually considered the victims, men and children can be victims of domestic abuse as well. Domestic violence does not discriminate, and it can be one of the most traumatic experiences for a person to suffer. Home should be the one place that you can shrug off your cares and relax, but if you live with an abuser, you may be hard pressed to find peace of mind at any point in your life.

What options do domestic violence victims have in Missouri?

31829326_S.jpgIn Missouri, we pride ourselves on how serious domestic violence and domestic abuse are treated. Domestic violence claims are taken very seriously, and law enforcers are usually very quick to intervene if they even suspect that someone might be suffering from domestic abuse. This is important because oftentimes such victims are either too frightened to come forward or they are unable to come forward because their abuser exerts too much control. Some abusers do not even let their victims leave the house.

What should I know about Orders of Protection?

17463063_S.jpgThe state of Missouri pulls no punches when it comes to issues of domestic violence, with many laws in place to thoroughly investigate and act against domestic violence allegations. Suffering from domestic abuse can be frightening, and you may feel that you have no way to defend yourself, but remember that the law is on your side. Coming forward with your case and alleging domestic abuse can be the first step on a road that will free you from your abuser forever, starting with an Order of Protection.

Missouri senator pushing for benefits for domestic abuse victims

14527948_S.jpgDomestic abuse is and always has been a serious issue, and nobody would claim otherwise. However, in many ways it seems that the country is still playing catch-up when it comes to addressing and treating this serious issue. Due to some high profile cases, domestic abuse has been thrust more prominently into public awareness than it has been in some time, but knowing about the problem and taking steps to fix it are two different things.

Woman threatened at gunpoint by her domestic partner

29290972_S.jpgRecently in Maine, a man was arrested after he threatened the life of the woman with whom he was living. According to the police, the suspect was holding a gun, and they called in the Tactical & Negotiation team in an effort to talk the man down. Early in the morning, the suspect walked out of the house and was taken into custody. He is being held without bail, facing the felony charge of domestic violence terrorizing.

Some statistics on domestic violence

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for 20612432_S.jpgEveryone can agree that domestic violence is a horrible tragedy, and we can only guess how hard it must be for the victims who suffer from it. What you might not know is just how common domestic violence is and how many people are affected. It may seem like something that only happens to a few people, but it is a real and serious threat to a significant portion of the population.

New camera could revolutionize domestic abuse cases

14527942_S.jpgDomestic violence is a terrible issue that plagues our society. Being abused by someone who is supposed to love you at a place where you are supposed to be safe, your home, can affect every aspect of your life, causing anxiety or depression in addition to physical harm. Victims of domestic violence sometimes do not bring the abuse they've suffered forward out of fear that their abusers will make things even worse. Some abusers are masters of disguising the abuse, making it even harder for victims to come forward.

Missouri law cracks down on domestic violence

21924131_S.jpgDomestic abuse is a serious matter that could be affecting someone you know, even if they don't show any signs. Victims of domestic violence are sometimes led to believe that nobody will help them, or they are controlled through fear, believing that even if they inform the authorities, it will just make their abuser even angrier. There have been concerted efforts by Missouri law and law enforcers to curb these instances, but raising awareness about domestic abuse is never a bad thing.

Domestic violence runs rampant in Audrain County

10287704_S.jpgMissouri residents may be surprised to learn that the statewide average of domestic violence according to statistics released for 2012 from the Highway Patrol indicates that for every 100,000 residents, there are 686 domestic violence incidents. That may seem like a low number at first glance, but victims of domestic violence know that even one victim in 100,000 is too many. It is a fear that nobody should have to suffer, the fear of being at home with your spouse or significant other.

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