Domestic Violence in the Military

California Military Domestic Violence Attorney

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Domestic violence should never be tolerated in any situation. When domestic violence issues arise in military families, there are a number of situations, circumstances and potential penalties that must be addressed. Victims of domestic violence, as well as innocent parties who have been wrongly accused, can protect themselves and their rights by working with experienced California family law attorneys from Cutter & Lax, Attorneys at Law.

Victims of Domestic Abuse

Numerous studies have reported an alarming trend in the prevalence of domestic abuse within military households. Members of the armed forces, especially those who have served in active duty and in armed conflict abroad, tend to exhibit higher rates of psychological repercussions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression than their civilian counterparts. These factors, as well as the difficulty many military members have in adjusting to civilian life, can create a volatile family life. According to statistics published by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 84% of reported spousal abuse incidents in the military involved physical abuse.

Victims should know that abuse, in any form, must never be tolerated. When military spouses release their aggression in the form of physical violence, victims should take a stand to protect themselves and their children. In addition to criminal consequences, offenders may also be subjected to penalties from the military. The U.S. military has established several organizations designed to address the significant domestic violence problem, including the Family Advocacy System. Our firm can provide our full and genuine support to victims who wish to report abuse, find protection, gain access to various military abuse programs or complete any family law matters, such as divorce.

Wrongfully Accused Military Members

Allegations of domestic abuse are taken extremely serious by both civilian court systems and the military. Facing serious penalties in both realms, soldiers can be subject to extensive investigations from military personnel and serious consequences to their military career. If you are being wrongfully accused of domestic violence, a California military divorce attorney can evaluate your situation to determine how we can resolve allegations and pursue any family law matters you may be interested in.

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Having helped a number of military families overcome their domestic violence issues, our California military divorce attorneys have become well-tuned to the needs of our clients and the legal strategies needed to resolve these difficult matters. Domestic violence is a serious legal offense that requires deft handling and compassionate support. At Cutter & Lax, Attorneys at Law, we put our clients first, and we use our collective military and family law experience to provide the highest quality services possible. Contact our firm for the personalized service you deserve.

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