How can I get divorced in a domestic violence situation?
When it comes to domestic violence, the number one priority is ensuring that you and your children are safe.
Domestic violence includes threats or actual physical or sexual violence, emotional or psychological abuse, stalking, or financial abuse. If you are the victim of domestic violence, help is available through the courts, law enforcement, nonprofit organizations and mental health professionals. The articles in this section will answer questions you might have about domestic violence laws and what relief can be provided by the courts, as well as other support that is available.
Are you a victim of domestic violence? If so, you should know first and foremost, that you are not at fault. You should also know that you are not alone. On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States....
What should you do if your spouse becomes so depressed that he or she threatens you or threatens self-harm?
It may be a hard and scary process, but the legal system is here to help you handle ending an abusive relationship.
North Carolina domestic violence statutes provide specific procedures to help victims obtain relief.
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