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Signs of Domestic Violence

Unfortunately, it is a characteristic of a life that we sometimes learn about injury done to friends or loved ones. Although it is often kept strictly under wraps, many individuals in marriages or relationships suffer from domestic abuse. This kind of treatment goes beyond normal arguments or disagreements in daily life. Abuse on a serious and illegal level involves physical, emotional or sexual violence.

Because of the sensitive nature of this crime and the fear a victim can feel about sharing his or her experience, the attorneys at Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq. believe that everyone should know the signs that may suggest a loved one is suffering from domestic violence. If so, he or she should seek a possible restraining order.

Domestic Violence Warning Signs

If someone you love is exhibiting any of the signs below, he or she may be suffering as a victim of domestic violence:

  • Bruises, scratches or marks characteristic of punches or blows
  • Injuries to the neck or wrists
  • Excuses for injuries, such as clumsiness
  • Emotional distance from friends and family
  • Nervousness or low self-esteem around abuser
  • Dependency on alcohol

These are just a few of the signs representative of domestic violence. If any of these are detected, a doctor should be consulted and the issue should be discussed with the person involved.

If you believe that you or a loved one is a victim of domestic abuse, an experienced domestic violence attorney should also be contacted. He or she can help you take the necessary steps to ending abuse and hold the responsible parties accountable.

Contact a Monmouth County Domestic Violence Lawyer

If you or a loved one has suffered from abuse, our Monmouth County domestic violence attorneys may be able to offer you legal solutions for protection, including holding the responsible party accountable for his or her actions. For more information on how an attorney can help put an end to your scenario of abuse, call our offices at (732) 898-2378 today.