The term “domestic violence,” refers to violence between adult intimate partners. The broader term “family violence” refers more generally to the range of types of family violence, including domestic violence, child maltreatment, and also elder abuse.

The effects of this type of abuse are especially noted by psychologists who study the impact of domestic abuse on the child. The article below highlights some of the issues with domestic abuse as it relates to the child. While it doesn’t discuss your legal options, we will offer you a free consultation to discuss your legal options.

If you are a victim of abuse, please call 911 immediately, these criminal acts only intensify. Please be safe and call us after 911 at (786) 454-2411.