Emotional Abuse Can Impact Divorce Negotiations

The taboo topic of sexual assault has gotten media attention this election cycle. Regardless of how you feel about either candidate, it’s already been a rough road to Nov. 8. The glass-half-full perspective of this awful election season is that, if nothing else, emotional abuse victims are finding a voice to combat all the of sexist, controlling and demeaning stuff that is usually quietly endured at the hands of husbands, wives, co-workers, bosses and yes, even presidential candidates. The New Assault: Emotional Abuse “I mean he didn’t hit me or anything, but…” Divorce attorneys and therapists hear that phrase all Continue Reading…

Personal Protection Order Could Save a Life

The topic of Domestic Violence Prevention and the Personal Protection Order is in the news thanks to the 10th annual Tara’s Walk on October 1. “The event, named in memory of Tara Grant, who was murdered by her husband in 2007, is a fundraiser to raise awareness of, and prevent, domestic violence,” according to the Oakland Press. The issue of Personal Protection Orders (PPO) is also making news in the wake of a recent domestic tragedy in Dearborn Heights. The horrifying death of four children and the torture of their mother brought to light how difficult it is for some Continue Reading…