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The relationship between summer and domestic violence

On Behalf of | Jul 11, 2018 | Domestic Violence, Firm News |

Researchers are attempting to find out if domestic violence is more likely to occur in Nebraska and elsewhere during the summer. One representative from the Spouse Abuse, Sexual Assault Crisis Center said that this is likely happening as there tends to be more people at the facility during the summer months. She cited an increase in drinking and people going out more to celebrate holidays as to why this could be the case.

The representative also said that partners may try to be more controlling over how people dress as the weather gets warmer. An officer from the Hastings Police Department provided official statistics: He said that about one-third of citations for domestic violence in 2017 occurred in May through August. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, about 33 percent of women and 25 percent of men have been victims of partner violence in their lives.

There are many different forms of abuse that a person could experience while in a relationship. For instance, a person could be a victim of financial abuse because he or she isn’t allowed to work by a partner. A person could also be the victim of emotional abuse if they are constantly belittled or told that they are worthless.

Individuals who believe that they are victims of abuse may wish to consult with an attorney to determine what recourse they have. In some cases, it may be possible to get a restraining order for themselves or for their children. Abusive parents may have their parental rights terminated or be ordered to pay child support. Abuse victims may also be able to pursue criminal or civil cases against an abusive partner.