Domestic Violence Handbook 2020
With nearly 25 percent of women experiencing some form of abuse during their lifetimes, domestic violence is epidemic. Economic pressure increases stress on families and stress increases domestic violence. And, domestic violence affects all of us — at work, in health care and in the courts. This Handbook is provided as a resource for attorneys, social service providers, but most importantly for victims and their family members.
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If you have questions about issues discussed in this handbook, you should contact an attorney. The Knoxville Bar Association Lawyer Referral & Information Service (865‐522‐7501) can refer you to an attorney who handles the kind of legal problem you are experiencing. Other options are listed in the Local Legal Resource Guide at the back of the handbook. Domestic Violence: We Can Live Without It Rights & Options Available Under the Law.
- Potential Indicators of Domestic Abuse
- Seeking Medical Treatment
- When Violence and Abuse Affects Children
- How to Use the Law‐ Both Criminal and Civil
- Divorce, Child Custody, Visitation & Child Support
- When Victims Feel They “can’t afford to leave”
- Employment Law‐ Right of the Abused Person on the Job
- Financial Assistance
- Medical Benefits
- Legal Resource Guide
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The materials contained in the DV Handbook are intended to, and do, provide only a broad overview of various legal topics. The general information contained in this material is not designed nor intended to be a substitute for legal advice on a specific legal issue or question. In addition, the information provided in this material is only general advice and may not be applicable to apparent similar individual problems, since only slight changes in facts change the applicable advice. If you have a legal problem or question, please consult an attorney. Any publication, distribution, or other use of these materials without the express written consent of the Knoxville Bar Association is prohibited.
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