What Is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is a serious legal matter that affects too many American families each and every year. Readers of this Colorado legal blog may have experienced it in their own relationships or may know others who have suffered under the weight of domestic violence in their own lives. This post should not stand in as legal advice to any reader, and those who are suffering from domestic violence are encouraged to seek legal assistance as soon as possible.

Domestic violence may be achieved through actual violence or the threat of violence. While some victims may suffer physical pain and assaults from their aggressors, others may be victimized by their aggressors’ violent words, threats, and nonphysical tactics. Domestic violence can occur between individuals in intimate relationships, those who have been in intimate relationships, and members of households.

It is often the case that domestic violence aggressors take on their detrimental activities in order to control, manipulate or punish their victims. When domestic violence aggressors act, they can affect the way that their victims live their lives. Victims can seek legal redress against their aggressors through protective orders and other paths depending upon the type of violence that they have suffered in their lives.

Domestic violence is not always an obvious problem in Colorado families and may not be something that victims want to shed light on in their own lives. However, it is a very serious matter that can have lasting repercussions on victims. Legal support is available to men and women who are fighting under the weight of domestic violence in their own relationships and who wish to end the violence that has caused them pain and suffering.


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