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Bill may help protect New York domestic abuse victims and pets

Proposed legislation reintroduced in Congress recently may be a step forward in protecting victims of domestic violence in New York and across the nation. Currently, only 3 percent of shelters for victims of domestic abuse accept pets, even though perpetrators of domestic violence frequently harm pets or use threats of violence against them as a means of controlling the animal's owner. Because of this, domestic violence victims often remain in dangerous or abusive situations out of fear for what will happen to their pets if the animals are left behind.

Consequences of psychological domestic abuse can last a lifetime

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Sadly, domestic abuse is a widespread epidemic that affects all communities in New York. Victims can be of any age, gender, religion, nationality or economic status. While every case is unique, most of them involve one party with a dominant personality who wants to control a spouse or partner in every possible way.

New custody resolution sides with accuser in domestic abuse cases

Judges in family courts in New York and across the country make difficult decisions every day. They must weigh the best interests of the child against accusations of parents and suppositions of experts. Often the courts make wise decisions, but other times – as in some domestic abuse cases – the decisions can have tragic consequences.

The basics of domestic abuse

Some New York residents may be surprised to learn what the the number one concern for Americans' health today. The U.S. Surgeon General noted that domestic abuse is the number one threat to individual health. In understanding its definition and the many forms it takes, more people will be able to help take action against this threat.

Domestic abuse victim slapped, wrestled to floor after argument

The relationships in individuals' lives are often one of the primary aspects of life that give them a sense of meaning and purpose. However, when domestic abuse occurs, a relationship often deteriorates rapidly with far-reaching effects. Unfortunately, domestic abuse is still an ongoing problem in New York and across the country.

Man faces prison sentence due to domestic abuse

Almost all New York residents know that, out of all the experiences in life, relationships can be some of the most long-lasting and life-changing. When the relationship is healthy, it can change a person's life for the better. However, sometimes things fall apart. When domestic abuse is the result, the law must often intervene to protect the victims of this senseless, violent act.

Intended legislation may protect victims of domestic abuse

A member of the New York State Assembly recently announced his intention to file legislation that may reduce the alarming number of children's deaths resulting from domestic abuse. It will provide noncustodial caretakers of children with additional rights in an effort to allow timely action in cases where domestic abuse is suspected. It will also place additional responsibility on the custodial parent.

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch faces alleged domestic abuse charges

In the world of sports, athletes are invariably held up as heroes and role models for the nation's youth. Unfortunately, young people may often get a mixed message when those same sports figures are later accused of committing crimes. One such man has recently been alleged to have carried out domestic abuse against his former girlfriend. The man is a driver for NASCAR and may be well-known to fans of the sport in New York.

What do you do if domestic abuse has become an issue for you?

Relationships are often the backbone that gives our lives meaning and purpose. Unfortunately, domestic abuse is an ongoing problem in New York and other jurisdictions. What do you do if you have been a victim of this type of violence or of you are facing unfounded accusations of such behavior?

Did the NFL drop the ball on domestic abuse issue?

While the National Football League's main focus is on playing games, some have felt that it had an opportunity to make a statement concerning a serious social issue. When NFL running back Ray Rice was arrested for domestic abuse, there was much speculation as to how the NFL would respond. Football fans everywhere, including those in New York, may have waited to hear what penalties he would face.

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