Domestic Violence

If you live in a home with domestic violence, chances are that any pets you own have also been injured. Experts have long known of a correlation between animal abuse and domestic violence. In fact, the American Humane Association says that the vast majority of pet-owning women who enter domestic…

The shocking video of now former NFL player Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiancée in an elevator may serve as a revelation about domestic violence to some people, but we are sorry to say that it is nothing new to our family law attorneys. Nor is it news to others in…

A woman victim of sexual assault

Over the past few years, several of the country’s most prestigious colleges and universities – including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – have been criticized for their handling of sexual assault cases. It’s a problem that appears to be growing in America’s institutions of higher education, or…

The United Nations marks March 8 as International Women’s Day with the theme “Equality for women is progress for all.” International Women’s Day has been observed each year since 1975. Advocating equality for women includes addressing the problem of domestic violence. Each year, about 1.3 women in the United States experience domestic…