Domestic violence is a serious concern, and in Utah, the rates of domestic violence are higher than they are when compared to the national average, according to a report by Fox 13. Because domestic violence often begins with non-violent acts, here are three signs that you are (or may become) a victim of domestic violence in Salt Lake City:
- Your Partner Threatens You
If your partner threatens you with physical violence or with your life, then domestic abuse is occurring. Threats can be purely verbal in nature, or can be issued while you are also being physically threatened with a dangerous object, such as a knife, gun, or other object that could cause you physical harm. Threatening to take away your children is also a sign of domestic violence.
- Your Partner Controls Where You Go and with Whom You Spend Time
If your partner is very controlling about with whom you spend time and where you go, he or she may have violent tendencies as well. This is especially true if your partner attempts to restrain you, or threatens consequences, if you go somewhere or do something without his or her permission.
- Your Partner is Physical With You
If your partner is physical with you in any way that is not consensual—even if it does not cause you permanent harm—you may be a victim of domestic violence. This includes pulling your hair, slapping your face, pinching you, forcing you to participate in sexual acts against your will, restraining you, spitting in your face, choking you, hitting you with an object, and more.
What to Do If You Are a Victim of Domestic Violence in Salt Lake City
Contact the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition if you are a victim of domestic violence, or if someone you know is a victim. If you are a victim of domestic violence in Salt Lake City, family law lawyer in Utah, Jill L. Coil of CoilLaw, LLC can help you. Not only can Jill L. Coil help you file a domestic violence protective order, but she can help you also help you to gain custody of your children, file for divorce, and recover temporary spousal support as well. To learn more, call the office of CoilLaw, LLC today at (801) 884-3775.
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