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Seeking protective orders in a Massachusetts divorce

It is an unfortunate fact that some spouses seek a divorce due to acts of domestic violence against them. Whether the spousal abuse happened only once or is part of an ongoing pattern of violent behavior, the abused spouse may need to turn to the Massachusetts courts for assistance.

The different forms of domestic violence

Domestic abuse can take many different forms. While many Massachusetts residents think of domestic violence as physical abuse, mental or verbal abuse also qualifies as domestic violence. The main goal of most abusers is to achieve complete control or subjugation of the person who he or she is abusing.

Remedies in place to stop domestic violence

Legal recourse is available to Massachusetts victims of domestic violence. An understanding of the legal definition of abuse and the remedies afforded by the courts may provide protection from abusive relationships. Some requirements are placed on police and prosecutors that may help promote victim safety by disrupting abuse patterns. The law provides several ways of mitigating negative consequences for those reporting abuse as well.

Results of domestic violence survey released

Recently, the Southern Hilltowns Domestic Violence Task Force released the results of a survey with some surprising results. The survey on domestic violence showed that of the 326 residents surveyed, 96 percent of those responding acknowledge it's possible to abuse your partner or family member without resorting to actual physical violence. However, only 66 percent agreed that their fellow hilltown neighbors would agree with their assessment.

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