You're not alone, domestic violence continues to be a national crisis in Australiaby Rachel Radcliffe Legal Firm Perth
The first five months of 2018 were shocking for domestic violence in Australia. Twenty four Australian women were killed through domestic violence situations.
This is unacceptable and yet something that still continues to be a unsurprising headline in the news.
According to figures released by police services in Australia, police deal with around 5000 domestic violence matters on average, every week. That’s one every two minutes.
The details of the data being captured varies across jurisdictions and can include:
• attendance at suspected domestic and family violence incidents;
• domestic and family violence court orders made by the police;
• domestic and family violence assaults (encompassing threats and physical violence); and
• associated agencies reporting domestic and family violence to the police.
When exiting these situations, it’s important to make sure you have the right Family Lawyer.
Domestic violence on average, impacts one in every six women and this violence, in whatever form it takes, rarely only scars a single individual.
It is estimated that half of all women who experience violence in Australia have children in their care. Research indicates that children who witness violence in the home display similar behavioural and emotional problems to physically abused children.
It’s also important to remember that it’s not just women who can be victims of domestic violence. Oftentimes, men suffer in silence because of the stigma attached to being “beaten up by a girl”.
We need to do better allowing men to be victims of domestic violence. We need to allow them to admit they are victims. We need to provide them with the same counsel and encouragement. We need to do better.
The psychological damages that can happen when family and domestic violence are involved are not limited to just the subject of the violence, it can have a ripple effect to all involved.
Family and domestic violence in Australia is widespread and attitudes towards it must be changed. We must seek to educate, raise awareness and intervene where possible.
No one would dare to deny that leaving situations of family and domestic violence is the wrong thing to do, but it’s important to ensure that you’ve found the right fit for any legal action you may choose to pursue.
Leach Legal are Family Lawyers in Perth and offer free 15 minute consultations with prospective clients. They will treat you like a human being and provide you the empathy and understanding you won’t find elsewhere – they truly live their motto that “You Matter”.
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