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How is law enforcement trained to respond to domestic violence?

If you are in a situation involving domestic violence in Louisiana, it can be helpful to know what law enforcement will do when they respond to your call for help. It can make it easier for you to help them gather the information they need. This can lead to the situation being resolved more quickly and can help to keep you safer. It can also help you understand why officers react the way they do and allow you to see they really are trying to help.

Recognizing when someone you love is being abused

It can be especially hurtful when you suspect that someone you love is being hurt by a spouse or significant other. Even more so if you are an outsider who is unable to intervene without worsening the situation. Equally as challenging can be determining whether or not your hunch is correct before making a false assumption that could hurt your loved one's relationship. At Gregory S. Johnson, Attorney at Law, we have helped many people in Louisiana to manage difficult family matters. 

Domestic violence and divorce: Keeping the kids in the loop

When it comes to divorce, many people think it is the easiest decision to make. Though some people have no trouble filing for divorce, there may be reasons why some individuals are more cautious and wait. One issue that often deters individuals is domestic violence. "Sometime during their lifetime, 450,000 women are likely to experience domestic violence in Louisiana," states The Livingston Parish News. 

Understanding what a restraining order protects you from

If you are involved in a relationship where you are the victim of domestic violence, abuse or threats, you may have considered filing for a restraining order against your perpetrator. While a restraining order can be effective in protecting you, and keeping you safe from unwanted attention, it is imperative that you fully understand its purpose for optimal effectiveness. At Gregory S. Johnson, Attorney at Law, we are experienced in helping people in Louisiana understand the function of restraining and protective orders. 

Alleged domestic abuse results in Louisiana man's arrest

Familial conflict is expected in any family and is often resolved without any major relationship disruptions. However, there are an increasing number of incidents where family contention is the root cause of serious domestic conflict. In unfortunate circumstances, these serious incidents often result in the injury or death of certain family members while the perpetrator ends up behind bars. 

How can you protect your children from domestic violence?

If you are in an abusive relationship, you are certainly not alone. Every day, many Louisiana families deal with the complexities and dangers of domestic violence. Your situation may be further complicated if you and your spouse have children together. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to protect your children from exposure to violent situations.

Girl killed, man injured in domestic violence incident

Perpetrators of domestic violence in Louisiana often display red flags in the days or even months leading up to dramatic situations. However, recognizing these signs can be difficult and even impossible if people do not know what to look for. Often, domestic violence is more common than many people realize, and it can instantaneously affect the lives of many people.

Are restraining orders actually effective?

There is little else as disconcerting as dealing with someone who you do not trust or someone who you feel unsafe around. If you are trying to decide whether or not to file for a restraining order in Louisiana, you may be wondering whether or not your choice is indeed a beneficial one. The truth is, restraining orders can be effective, but the conditions must be right.

Louisiana governor considers changes to domestic violence laws

While many domestic violence cases have evidence of a victim being harassed, abused or injured by their partner, adequate punishment can be hard to come by under certain state laws in Louisiana. Domestic abuse not only causes fear and danger for the victim, but it can also be threatening to that person’s children, loved ones and colleagues.

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