Difference between Domestic Violence and Physical Abuse

Domestic violence is an intricate area of the law where the guidance and direction of a knowledgeable Virginia family law and divorce attorney will be significant to you and your family. Domestic violence occurs when one partner uses control over other. It also consists of physical, sexual, emotional or psychological abuse. If not addressed properly, domestic violence harm relationships and cause destruction, in extreme cases it even become lethal. Domestic violence includes:

  • Assault and battery
  • Criminal intrude or theft
  • Child abuse or neglect
  • Abduction
  • Spousal abuse
  • Unlawful imprisonment
  • Violations of restraining order
  • Harassment and stalking

The difference between domestic violence and physical abuse is that in physical abuse, a person harm other person using a physical force. Physical abuse occurs when someone harms another on purpose and is frequently seen in domestic violence cases. According to the definition, physical abuse occurs when a caretaker creates or inflicts, threaten to create or inflict upon a person a physical injury by other than unintentional means to create risk of death and body impairment. Bodily abuse is not limited to children and can occur to grownups of any age. Negligence is also measured as a part of physical abuse and this kind of abuse frequently occurs when one adult cares for another as in the case of an adult child caring for a parent. Though, it is certainly not the mistake of victim, sufferers of physical abuse frequently feel disgrace and remorse over the abuse and hide abuse. Sufferers are also usually scared of what would occur if the bodily abuse were found out. Unluckily, this is the reason why physical abuse go unreported.

Physical abuse includes the following acts:

  • Biting or scratching
  • Pushing
  • Slapping
  • Kicking
  • Choking
  • Force feeding or denying
  • Using weapon to hurt
  • Physically restraining
  • Reckless driving

The impacts of physical abuse are severe and incline to be extensive. Though, the instant outcome is emotionally shocking and pain, with a noticeable harm such as a bruise or a scratch, the lasting effects can be more destructive emotionally and physically. Physical abuse can moreover cause sicknesses such as heart disease and hypertension because of stress of living with an offensive partner, and it can also impact pregnancies. Domestic violence and physical abuse can occur to anyone, however the problem is repeatedly ignored, excused, or denied. It is a crime, whether it happens inside or outside of the family. Sexual abuse is also a kind of bodily abuse in which one partner enforced other to participate in an insecure and unwanted sexual activity.

Pursuing support from experts and professional is important for helping victims of domestic violence and physical abuse to overcome mental problems that curtail from their shocking experience.

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