According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, verbal abuse, and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically; however, the one constant component of domestic violence is one partner’s consistent efforts to maintain power and control over the other.
Domestic violence is an epidemic affecting individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality. It is often accompanied by emotionally abusive and controlling behavior that is only a fraction of a systematic pattern of dominance and control. Domestic violence can result in physical injury, psychological trauma, and in severe cases, even death. The devastating physical, emotional, and psychological consequences of domestic violence can cross generations and last a lifetime.
For anonymous, confidential help available 24/7, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) now.
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LGBTQ+: Easterling Law understands and is sensitive to the needs of LGBTQ+ couples. Easterling Family Law protects same-sex couples and their families through a broad range of litigation, education, and advocacy strategies: protecting the freedom to marry, defending domestic partnership benefits and securing parent-child relationships. When legal issues are new, courts and judges sometimes struggle to find an appropriate resolution. It is crucial to work with a lawyer who will build the strength of your case through both facts and sound policy. At Easterling Family Law, we understand that quality legal representation is needed for all North Carolina families and we are here to protect your rights regardless of your sexual orientation.
Hispanic or Latino: Easterling Law offers family law, including Special Immigration Juvenile Status, services to Spanish-speaking clients. Easterling Law ofrece servicios de la ley familiar, incluyendo Estatus Especial de Inmigración Juvenil, a clientes que hablan español.