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Civil Protection Order

MR. B.A.S. (BAS) VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., Esq.), attorney at law, handles litigation of contentious matters through court actions, and aggressively defend and prosecute her clients’ interests in a wide variety of civil legal proceedings. He assists clients with that are faced with the various aspects in the field of domestic violence, assault, harassment, stalking, or sexual assault. A restraining order or protective order is an order used by a court to protect a person, business, company, establishment, or entity, and the general public, in a situation involving alleged domestic violence, assault, harassment, stalking, or sexual assault. A domestic violence restraining

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Normal Marital Conflict or Domestic Abuse?

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Healthy Marital Conflict Marriage is both a challenge and an opportunity; there will be times during any marriage when forming and maintaining an intimate bond is difficult. Couples who are able to meet and overcome marital strife can become better partners, lovers, and companions. Marriages face all sorts of tough challenges, but these are some of the more common sources of discord. Conflicting methods of child-rearing  Dissimilar approaches to handling finances  Divergent sex drives  Health issues  Equal division of household chores  Lack of communication  Distrust  When couples choose to handle issues without resorting to hitting, screaming, blaming, and belittling one

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How to Identify Verbal Abuse in Your Relationship

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Verbal abuse is the act of forcefully criticizing, insulting, or denouncing another person. The damage is internal, and there are no physical bruises or scars—just a wounded spirit and sense of self-esteem. Name-calling:  Any negative form of name-calling is unacceptable. If you feel that it is a put-down, then it most likely is. There are names that are unquestionably abusive and then there are veiled attempts to put a spouse down that can be harder to identify. Verbal abusers love to use constructive criticism to beat a spouse down. If your spouse is constantly criticizing you, “for your own good,” this may be a red

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