Domestic violence can take the form of emotional abuse, spousal abuse or any behavior or act that results in an injury to another family member. Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse, including pregnant women.
New Jersey residents may perceive that an argument between brothers or other family members may be a normal part of the relationship. However, if one member of the household intentionally causes an injury or emotional distress to another family member, with the aim of controlling him or her, such instances may be classified as domestic violence.
Football enthusiasts in Somerset, New Jersey, may be familiar with Bryan Thomas. Just like everyone else, complaints of domestic violence can place football players under scrutiny.
Family members look after one another. Some people, however, either do not understand this or forget it, and, when they do, they become a threat to their own family.
For many residents of New Jersey, nothing is more important that family. Members of a family are often close, supporting each other through good times and bad. However, the unfortunate reality is that family member relations and interactions can grow sour. In many cases of domestic violence, the situation occurs between spouses. However, as a recent story illustrates, domestic violence can also apply to situations involving other family relationships.
Domestic violence is a major problem for many families here in Somerset County, New Jersey. Some victims just endure abuse and keep silent throughout the ordeal. Victims, usually women, children and elders, are often left traumatized even years after the incident. There are several available options that victims can choose to stop or prevent violence and help themselves. A new initiative has recently been started to help and support New Jersey victims before abuse leads to more serious and fatal consequences.
According to the Department of Justice, domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship. Often, domestic violence, whether it is physical, emotional or psychological, is used by a family member to secure and retain control over another through intimidation, isolation and manipulation.
Legislation to expand the scope of existing laws regarding domestic violence finally cleared a major hurdle in the New Jersey Assembly. The new family law legislation is designed to protect New Jersey citizens, strengthen protections for victims and promote the adoption of children who are victims of domestic violence.
Domestic violence refers to abuse by a household or family member against another member of the same household. Domestic violence happens frequently in Somerset County and other parts of New Jersey. Recently, the Salem City Police responded to a residence following a domestic violence complaint.
New Jersey women who are victims of domestic violence might choose to stay in their unhealthy relationships or marriages for several reasons. They fear that something bad will happen to them and their children if they attempt to leave an abusive spouse or partner. And they are worried about how they will make ends meet on their own, especially when they must consider the costs of divorce.