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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender domestic violence

By Kainen Law Group |

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the goal of which is to raise awareness of how it can affect society, communities, families and individuals. A report by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs laid out the unique ways that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and HIV-affected people suffer from intimate partner violence. A… Read More »

Nevada ranks among the top states in domestic violence murders

By Kainen Law Group |

Nevada has some unfortunate distinctions when it comes to domestic violence. Almost half of the females in our state say that they’ve experienced it. Nevada is third out of all states in the number of women killed by men. As of this month, there had been 12 fatalities related to domestic violence in the… Read More »

Shootings at Las Vegas airport called ‘domestic violence’

By Kainen Law Group |

Many people think of domestic violence as something that happens behind closed doors in the home. However, it often spills over into neighbors’ and friends’ homes, the workplace and very public locations. Police say that’s what happened just before 6 p.m. on Sept. 19, when a man shot his estranged wife and the man… Read More »

Shelter for animals of domestic violence victims coming to Reno

By Kainen Law Group |

Many perpetrators of domestic violence don’t limit their assaults to their spouse or significant others. Often they harm their victims’ beloved pets to further torture their victims or get them to return home if they do leave. The director of one Las Vegas shelter says she’s heard gruesome stories of how “abusers leveraged the… Read More »

The effects of domestic violence on children and their classmates

By Kainen Law Group |

We all know that domestic violence can have a serious impact on children, even if they aren’t the direct victims of the violence. Witnessing it in the home between their parents or other adults can cause emotional and behavioral issues that can impact the rest of their lives. The problem goes beyond the roughly… Read More »

How common is domestic violence in Nevada?

By Kainen Law Group |

Domestic violence is a problem throughout our country. The true reach of the problem may not be fully understood, though, as many victims do not report abuse. Below are some domestic violence statistics for the state of Nevada for 2015. — There were 41,413 reported victims of domestic violence. While females accounted for most… Read More »

University of Nevada hosts important domestic violence training

By Kainen Law Group |

Reno Police Services at the University of Nevada joined forces with the Reno Police Department and other groups to offer a three-day training program on Domestic Violence this week. According to the director of the University of Nevada police, the training had the goal of giving professionals a better understanding of the dynamics and… Read More »

Do you know how to protect your pet from domestic abuse?

By Kainen Law Group |

If you have been a victim of domestic abuse, you already know how frightening it can be. It’s certain that you would never want to subject a beloved pet to your abuser’s violence. All too often, batterers target their victims’ pets with episodes of cruelty and abuse. Some abusers use these tactics as a… Read More »

Man facing murder charges for suicide of partner

By Kainen Law Group |

A man is facing depraved heart murder charges stemming from the December 2015 suicide of his partner. Prosecutors say that the 34-year-old man drove the woman to kill herself after approximately a decade of physical and emotional abuse. This particular charge doesn’t require prosecutors to prove that the accused intended to kill the victim…. Read More »

Undocumented status keeps many abuse victims silent

By Kainen Law Group |

Domestic abusers use a number of methods to control their victims and keep them in their abusive relationships. Many victims, particularly women, are financially dependent on the husband or boyfriend who’s abusing them. Some fear that if they report the abuse, they will be separated from their children or that those children, other family… Read More »

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