Although any type of family law issue can prove to be complicated, domestic violence is often the most sensitive. When a person is the victim of abuse at home, he or she may not feel comfortable coming forward. At the same time, false accusations of violence can be damaging for the whole family.
Whenever a person makes accusations about domestic violence, Florida law enforcement officials will take the claims very seriously. Oftentimes, police may even take action before both parties have a chance to present their case. As such, this is an issue that shouldn’t be taken lightly.
In another state, efforts are being taken to address domestic violence in an interesting way. Recently, 80 people studying to work in the beauty industry were involved in a training session that provided information about how to detect potential cases of domestic abuse. Given that beauticians might have a close relationship with clients, particularly women, the idea is that they may be able to provide suggestions about taking steps to address violence.
Cases in which a person is subject to regular physical harm should certainly be handled by law enforcement and steps should be taken to protect everyone else in the household. At the same time, proceedings to deal with claims should always be handled fairly. As such, authorities should make sure that claims are not being falsified or exaggerated before moving forward with punitive actions.
Those who are dealing with an issue related to domestic violence may not know exactly how to proceed. Thankfully, there are resources available to address this type of case with the attention and sensitivity that is needed. This way, families can take steps to move forward as is necessary.
Source: USA Today, “Mass. stylists taught to spot domestic violence,” Denise Lavoie, Feb. 2. 2014