Do I have to report domestic violence?

People in certain occupations are required by law to report suspected domestic violence. Doctors, other healthcare professionals, teachers, and day care workers are required to report suspected domestic violence. People in these professions should familiarize themselves with the signs of domestic violence in victims.

Whether or not you are legally required to report domestic abuse, you should encourage a friend or loved one to speak to a domestic violence attorney if you suspect that he or she is a victim of domestic violence or in an abusive relationship.

An experienced attorney at Charles Ullman & Associates can help you seek a domestic violence protection order if needed and help you locate a domestic violence shelter and other services.