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Divorce and Domestic Violence

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

If you are considering a divorce and are a victim of domestic violence, you should take steps to ensure not only your safety but that your rights are protected. The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) made the issue of domestic violence a national priority. Domestic violence can include physical, verbal, emotional or sexual violence…. Read More »


Your DUI Case and Field Sobriety Tests

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Driving under the influence (DUI) charges in Florida are serious and the penalties are severe. Along with jail time, suspension of your driver’s license, and harsh fines, a DUI can remain on your permanent record throughout your life.  If you, a friend, or a family member were arrested or charged with a DUI, contact… Read More »


How Much Does Domestic Violence Impact Divorce?

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Making the decision to leave a spouse is a life changing event, and having that conversation about the end of the marriage will be one of the hardest a person will ever experience, but when domestic violence is an element of a marriage, this conversation may not even be possible. There is no sure… Read More »


Dealing With False Allegations Of Domestic Violence During Divorce

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Most victims of domestic violence truly suffer from physical and/or psychological abuse, and need to get out of the abusive situation to ensure their safety and that of their family. However, and this fact makes it more difficult for victims to be taken seriously, others choose to make false accusations, often in hopes of… Read More »


The Unique Factors With Domestic Violence And Divorce

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Leaving a marriage filled with violence and fear takes a lot of courage and support. Divorce is complicated enough without this added strain, but when domestic violence is present, the assistance of an experienced divorce attorney is even more imperative to ensure the right protections are put in place and the process is as… Read More »


Knowing When To Take Action To Protect Yourself In Divorce

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Divorce generates a lot of emotion, and can spur spouses to engage in less than helpful or productive behavior. However, there is a distinct difference between venting frustrations to an estranged spouse, and making unwarranted threats to intimidate him/her or control the situation. Even when spouses agree that divorce is necessary, anger and resentment… Read More »


Domestic Violence: Protecting Yourself and Your Finances

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Domestic violence is an insidious method of control that is designed to reach into all aspects of a victim’s life. Abusers will often do what is necessary to keep the victim subject to their manipulation, including cutting them off from friends and family, restricting access to money, and dictating when and how the abused… Read More »


Protecting Yourself from Domestic Violence

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

One of the benefits that drive most people to seek relationships is the knowledge that one’s partner will support and protect them when necessary. A person does not go into a relationship assuming a partner will consciously seek to harm him/her and jeopardize their safety, but that is the daily reality of victims of… Read More »

The Effect of Domestic Violence on Divorce Cases

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

There are a few events in life almost guaranteed to create a large amount of stress and anxiety – death, starting a new job, and getting divorced. Divorcing individuals are especially prone to experiencing these emotions because divorce affects people far beyond the couple ending their marriage. Even in relatively easy divorces, it is… Read More »

Domestic Violence and Divorce: How Physically Striking a Spouse Changes the Rules

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Divorce is an inherently scary decision for many people because it requires starting over and giving up having someone there for support. However, in certain situations, especially those involving domestic violence, the fear takes on a whole new dimension as the person filing for divorce must worry about physical repercussions if the abusive spouse… Read More »

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