Pushing, slapping and other forms of physical abuse are scary for many Georgia residents. So, when firearms are used in a domestic violence dispute, the results can be fatal, especially for women. In fact, assaults that involve the use of a firearm are up to 12 times more likely to result in death. But what are the laws regarding firearm use during a family law dispute?
People are usually taught not to hit others, but sometimes a person can get pushed too far. An individual may lash out at another person, who is typically a loved one. This was the case for a popular R&B artist, who was recently arrested in Georgia on domestic violence charges.
When Georgians face emotional and physical abuse from their significant others, they may be unsure of their legal rights when it comes to domestic violence. Besides obtaining a restraining order, there are other options available. The abuser can face punishment in a criminal lawsuit as well as civil liability. Through a civil lawsuit, a victim can possibly recover financial compensation for physical injuries as well as emotional distress caused by the attacks. Read on to learn more about this option.
When many people think of domestic violence, they may picture a man beating up a woman. However, a man-woman relationship is no longer the standard. There are now same-sex relationships to take into consideration and these couples must deal with the possibility of domestic violence as well. In fact, bisexual women and homosexual men face domestic violence at higher rates than heterosexual couples. Read on to learn more about this increasingly common family law issue and the ways in which it is similar to domestic violence among heterosexual couples.