A client who is an abused spouse may say that he or she does not want anything from their spouse. Typically this is because that person is too afraid to ask for anything, and just wants to get away. Other indicators of domestic violence include wanting a quick exit from the marriage, describes the spouse as jealous, excessively possessive, keeping track of location, check mileage on the car, controlling personality, controls all of the finances and has to ask for money for basic necessities, isolates the other spouse, spouse is cruel to animals or to others, forceful and non-consensual sex.
Any person who knows or has reasonable cause to suspect that a child is abuse, abandoned, or neglected must report this information. The Department of Children and Families abuse hotline is 1-800-96-ABUSE.
Without action, domestic violence can spiral into more and more dangerous situations. If you are concerned that you, your children, or loved one may be the victim of domestic abuse, our compassionate Ft. Lauderdale (Weston) domestic violence attorneys can explain your options, get the protection you deserve, and help you take the legal steps needed to best avoid further abuse.
Call Odesnik Law, P.A. at (954) 385-6363 for a Consultation!