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Nevada lawmaker denies committing domestic assault

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A federal lawmaker from Nevada is denying allegations that he assaulted his first wife during their brief marriage in the 1980s. The documents that falsely accuse him of domestic abuse were, he says, provided by a political opponent in an effort to unseat him from his current position in the U.S. House of Representatives…. Read More »

Domestic violence act goes up for debate

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In 1994, Congress passed the first federal law regarding domestic violence in America. At that time, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was a landmark piece of legislation, calling attention to an issue that many people had previously considered to be private family business out of the purview of the justice system. In the… Read More »

Financial abuse and divorce, part two

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Earlier this week, we began a discussion of financial abuse and how it often makes it difficult for victims of domestic violence to leave an abusive marriage. Experts say that there is a strong correlation between physical and financial abuse, both of which can lead to long-term consequences for abuse victims. But while financial… Read More »

Financial abuse and divorce, part one

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Money is an inevitable concern for nearly every couple that is contemplating divorce. The financial cost of dividing a family from one household into two, as well as court costs and attorney’s fees, can be a tremendous burden for cash-strapped families. However, for victims of “financial abuse,” money can be an insurmountable obstacle to… Read More »

Nevada tops list of domestic violence homicides

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A recent study placed Nevada first on a national ranking of the number of women killed by men in domestic violence incidents. The study, which was conducted using 2009 crime data provided by the FBI, showed that 2.7 women were killed by men per every 100,000 Nevada. The research was conducted by the Violence… Read More »

Alleged domestic violence leads to suicide for reality husband

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Russell Armstrong, the husband of Taylor Armstrong, one of the cast members of the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” reportedly committed suicide earlier this week after repeated public allegations that he abused his wife and multiple reports of financial fraud and other difficulties. The ongoing difficulties in the Armstrong marriage made up much of… Read More »

The male victims of domestic violence

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Recently, a shocking incident of abuse became the focus of media coverage in the U.S., with news anchors and late-night comedians alike sharing the tragic story of a man who was drugged, restrained and assaulted at the hands of his estranged wife. Although domestic violence occurs every day in Las Vegas and throughout the… Read More »

Domestic violence in child custody evaluations

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When ruling on a complicated divorce case, a family court judge will often turn to a variety of third party neutrals to assist in the decision. Property valuators and child custody evaluators are common impartial parties who assess the situation from a neutral standpoint and provide a recommendation to the judge deciding the case…. Read More »

Nevada justice proposes domestic violence court program

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In 2008, 38 women were killed at the hands of a husband, boyfriend, or other man with whom they had a relationship of some kind. While even one such death is too many, the fact that the number of women killed in Nevada was more than two times the national average of domestic violence-related… Read More »

Husband attacks wife during divorce hearing

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In Las Vegas, the majority of domestic abuse goes on behind closed doors. Many people may speculate and worry about whether such abuse is taking place in the homes of a friend or loved one, but without witnessing it, an accusation of domestic violence heard in a Las Vegas courtroom often boils down to… Read More »

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