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The impact of domestic violence on divorce

Divorce is rarely an easy process, and it can be made more difficult when there are abuse issues involved. If you're a woman divorcing your abusive husband, there are some things you can do to help make the process of ending your marriage easier on you.

Georgia lawmakers may consider tougher domestic violence law

Georgia lawmakers may soon consider a significant change to the state's domestic violence laws. A Georgia prosecutor along with domestic violence advocates in Athens wants the offense of strangulation to be charged as a felony. As it stands, strangulation or choking typically amounts to a simple battery charge.

Does Georgia need tougher domestic violence laws?

Here in Georgia, victims of domestic violence can often obtain a temporary restraining order very quickly. This is done by petitioning the court for an ex parte restraining order, which allows the victim to get a restraining order without a hearing or even any response from the alleged abuser. While this is a very important step that victims can take to protect themselves and their children from an abuser, some critics have complained that Georgia's laws fall short when it comes to preventing domestic violence.

Georgia agencies release report on domestic violence homicides

It is an unfortunate truth that domestic violence exists in many homes in our community. Whether it is in your own home or in one of your neighbor's, domestic abuse is a very real problem that causes many people in Georgia great harm.

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