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protection orders and domestic violence Archives

Domestic violence victims helped with housing

Domestic violence victims in northwest Houston are being helped when it comes to finding housing thanks to a brand new nonprofit program. The program received $1 million from a federal grant, which began in December. The program is being run by Northwest Assistance Ministries through the Family Violence Center.

Domestic violence restraining orders in Nebraska

The most difficult part of any long-term domestic violence scenario in Nebraska is not the difficulty in putting it to a stop. It's the difficulty in empowering victims to come forward and say "enough is enough." Nebraska has numerous laws that protect victims of domestic violence. Victims can get restraining orders, remove their children from the abuser and even bring their pets with them if they have to leave their homes.

When protection orders are abused

The state of Nebraska is concerned with protecting the victims of abuse, and it seeks to stop any situations of abuse immediately. In fact, the state is so concerned that it will usually take the side of those who claim to be victims and bar the other parent from having contact with that person based on little information beyond he-said-she-said accounts.

5 categories of domestic violence

Domestic violence generally refers to acts of violence or intimidation against a victim who cohabits with -- or was romantically involved with -- the abuser. In most cases, domestic violence will fall under five primary categories of abuse. These include:

How can I get an order of protection in Omaha?

There are two primary kinds of protective orders, so it's important that Omaha residents consider what kind they need before they apply. One is a Domestic Abuse Protection Order and the other is a Harassment Protection Order.

Nebraska protection orders

Nebraska laws that designed to protect the victims of domestic violence are made for swift action. That's because most victims of domestic violence do not have the luxury of waiting to receive protection from the law. However, that does not prevent protection orders and domestic violence-related laws from being abused in our state.

Battling false allegations of domestic violence against children

Child abuse is a difficult subject for parents to think about and most would never stoop to making false allegations against his or her spouse. Unfortunately, family law issues like divorce or child custody can negatively change the character of even the most honest people. Allegations of domestic violence or outright child abuse have become a powerful weapon that many divorcing spouses wield with a vengeance.