Does the batterer lose control of himself or herself?
How Does California Define Domestic Violence?
What help is available for victims of domestic violence?
Domestic Violence is defined by
California Family Code Section 6203
. The code states that a person has committed domestic violence when he or she intentionally or recklessly causes or attempts to cause bodily injury, sexual assault, placed another in reasonable apprehension of immiment serious bodily inury, or engages in the enjoined behavior found in
California Family Code Section 6320
A common misconception in respect to domestic violence is the belief that batterers lose control when enraged or put in situations where they could lose control. However, a batterer is in control at all times--knowing when to stop. For more information in respect to the behavior of batterers please purchase
Why Does he Do That?
There are resources for people who suffer from domestic violence. For information on local and national resourses, go to
I am constantly walking on egg shells, how can I change that?
Can a male be a victim of domestic violence?
How is custody managed in a domestic violence case?
Victims of domestic violence are led to believe that it is their fault for the abuse that they suffer. If they did not burn dinner, or did not increase stress, or got the kids to school on time, then the abuser would not be angry. The reality is that the abuser should be in control. Pefection is impossible.
Both females and males can be victims, however, the more severe harm occurs when the female is being victimized by a male abuser. He is often stronger and more powerful, and the physical abuse is more likely to land the vicitim in the hospital when it is a female.
There is a presumption against joint custody and sole custody for the abuser. The abuse must be proven in a court of law for these presumption to apply.