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Reasons People Don’t Leave Abusive Relationships

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Those who are not in abusive relationships often wonder why people who are being victimized by domestic violence don’t just leave. Unless they’re not being physically restrained, why not just take the next bus out of town? The situation is very complex. Part of the confusion from those who have never been in this… Read More »

The Lifelong Impacts of Childhood Exposure to Domestic Violence

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Children who are exposed to domestic violence can be negatively impacted by it throughout their entire lives, even if they are never physically abused themselves. It’s estimated that 3 to 4 million American children and teens are at risk of witnessing domestic violence. Many children who are exposed to physical, sexual or emotional abuse… Read More »

Stopping Domestic Violence in Your Life

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Stopping domestic violence in your life is a lot easier from a technical and legal perspective than it is from a psychological perspective. Indeed, when you’re involved in a love union with your abuser, you’ll face a mix of very complicated emotions. For this reason, the first step you need to take to put… Read More »

Nevada Attorney General Laxalt Takes Aim at Domestic Violence

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As we’ve discussed here before, Nevada has the unfortunate distinction of being among the states with the most domestic violence-related homicides. In the last year for which data is available, we ranked third in the nation. Attorney General Adam Laxalt has proposed three bills (one in the Assembly and two in the Senate) in… Read More »

A No-contact Order Means Complete Separation

By Kainen Law Group |

In contentious divorce cases, restraining orders are sometimes used. In some cases, no-contact orders will be issued. These are very strict, and they mean both sides must remain completely separated. This starts with physical separation. In some cases, the person the order is being taken out against may be given precise rules, like having… Read More »

The connection between divorce and domestic violence

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It’s not uncommon for divorce and domestic violence to go hand-in-hand. While men can be the victims of domestic violence, women are far more likely to suffer abuse at the hands of their husbands. Sometimes it’s because of domestic violence that women initiate a divorce. In other cases, the physical abuse doesn’t begin until… Read More »

Is your relationship abusive?

By Kainen Law Group |

People who aren’t in abusive relationships often assume it’d be very easy to know. If your partner hits you, that’s abuse. End of story. The reality, of course, is that it can be far harder to tell. The lines are not as distinct. Did your husband insult you for real, or was he joking?… Read More »

The truth about holiday domestic violence

By Kainen Law Group |

We often hear that instances of domestic violence increase over the holidays, which makes sense. People are home from work on vacation, so couples are together more. They may have a home crowded with extended family members, further exacerbating tensions. Social drinking is more acceptable around the holidays, and alcohol often escalates arguments. However,… Read More »

Are you getting a divorce because of domestic violence?

By Kainen Law Group |

When it comes to domestic violence, the abuser and the victim can become ensnared in a continual cycle of abuse and asking forgiveness. Psychologically, the victim might be in love with — or dependent on — the other side of his or her abuser who they know to be a kind and vulnerable person…. Read More »

How to stop domestic violence: A checklist

By Kainen Law Group |

Taking steps to stop domestic violence in its tracks is something that all Nevada residents need to do. However, it’s the victims of domestic violence for whom it is most important to take action toward ending the abuse in their personal lives wherever and as soon as it occurs. Let’s take a look at… Read More »

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