Domestic problems are common between family members, same-sex couples, former spouses, married couples and anyone in an intimate relationship. Such issues can start with a disagreement over any issue, resulting in physical violence and other abuse. The abuse may occur once or repeatedly, endangering the lives of the victim and compromising the safety of children around. Pennsylvania readers need to understand that domestic violence will continue unless the victim proceeds with appropriate action.
Domestic assault is not limited to spousal abuse. As a Pennsylvania woman unfortunately recently found out, domestic violence can happen with unmarried couples, as well. Married or not, though, a person behind the abuse still may be held legally responsible for domestic violence.