Domestic abuse isn't always a blatant, obvious thing. Sometimes, domestic
abuse can be very subtle, especially to the eyes of someone on the outside. Here at
The Virdone Law Firm, P.C., we are passionate about helping others detect and prevent
Below are three of the most common signs of domestic abuse. If you are
seeking protection from an abusive partner or family member, or if you
suspect that someone you know is being abused, then get help immediately.
Call 9-1-1 in an emergency or call (516) 858-2648 for the counsel of an
experienced domestic violence lawyer in Long Island.
1. Putting the Person Down
In many cases of domestic violence or abuse, the abusive individual constantly
calls the victim names, puts them down about every little thing, and seeks
to make them feel about themselves. If they rarely (if ever) give praise
or words of affirmation and are constantly saying negative and hurtful
things to the victim, then it might be a sign of domestic abuse at home.
2. Controlling the Person's Choices & Actions
Is the victim unable to leave the house, go out with friends, make a phone
call, or handle money without the permission or instruction of the other
person? Does the suspected abuser supervise and manipulate everything
the person says and does and rarely ever let them do things without permission?
This is a sign of abusive control and assertion of power over the victim
and might be a sigh of domestic abuse.
3. Threats & Acts of Violence
The third and most obvious sign of domestic violence is exactly that...
violence. Or at least threats of violence. Even if a person doesn't
act on their threats, whether in public or in private, making a threat
is itself a form of abuse. Does the supposed abuser regularly threaten
to harm the victim as a way of controlling their actions? Or maybe they
threaten to harm themselves as a way to make the victim feel guilty. These
can all be signs of domestic abuse and violence.
Suspect Domestic Abuse? Call 9-1-1 in an Emergency. Otherwise, Call (516)
858-2648 for a Domestic Violence Attorney in Long Island.
The Virdone Law Firm, P.C. can help you or your loved one obtain a protective
order if you need to prevent an abusive person from coming near you again.
We know your rights and we are here to help you protect them. Let us help
you find the safety and the peace of mind that you need -- call (516)
contact us today.