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Growing Number of Texas Men Facing Domestic Violence 

 Posted on November 21, 2022 in Family Law

Frisco Family Law AttorneyIn the United States, domestic violence affects more than 10 million people every year. Equally alarming is that the number of cases continues to rise in the Lone Star state and that domestic violence incidents against men and women are nearly tied at 35 percent. Male victims of domestic violence may minimize the significance of the abuse and perhaps deny it due to embarrassment but this does not mean it does not happen.

Violence Against Men by the Numbers

Domestic violence can include emotional, sexual, and physical abuse. It is usually a pattern of behavior by one person to maintain power and control over the other. And although it is often the men who are controlling, women can also be violent against their male partners:

  • About five percent of men are killed by their female partners

  • 100,000 men are physically assaulted or raped by their partner

  • One out of every 10 men is stalked, physically assaulted, or raped by their partner

What Triggers Controlling Behavior

Domestic violence is a learned behavior. Often children who grow up exposed to this kind of violent abuse repeat the cycle of violence when they get older. However, here are some reasons why the abuser feels like they need to be in control:

  • Alcohol and drugs incite violent impulses

  • Anger issues

  • Jealousy

  • Low self-esteem

  • Cultural beliefs

  • Mental illness

Protective Orders

Judges and prosecutors take domestic violence and protective orders very seriously. They are designed to protect a person’s safety in the following three manners:

  • Ex parte or “on behalf of” protective order – Emergency protective order in effect for 21 days or longer if necessary 

  • Protective order – Issued by a civil court, may force the abuser to leave the house, set up a visitation schedule, or order temporary spousal or child support

  • Restraining order – Does not carry the sanctions of a protective order and a civil motion is required if it is violated

An abuser is not allowed to harass or make threats, either directly or through another person. If they are ordered to stay 100 yards away from your child’s school and they do not, they face arrest and could be charged with a class A misdemeanor or felony for each violation.

Contact a Denton County Domestic Violence Lawyer

If you are suffering through domestic violence you need an experienced Collin County domestic violence attorney on your side. We understand that it is important to seek protection. At The Law Office of Linda Risinger we work to protect your rights and your safety. Call 972-294-6533 for a free consultation.








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