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What You Need to Know About Domestic Violence and the Holidays

The holidays are a time of happiness and joy for many people, but for those who are living in an abusive domestic situation, they can be a time of fear and danger. It’s all too common for spouses to experience abuse around the winter holidays.

If you’re in an unsafe marriage, please don’t hesitate to contact our team at (415) 805-9069. We can help you seek the protection you need during this difficult time.

Why Is Abuse Common Around the Holidays?

There are a few reasons domestic violence rates increase during the winter holidays. Alcohol consumption tends to increase during this time of year. This can lead to more aggressive behavior from an abusive partner.

For many people, the holidays can be a time of immense stress. Financial pressures, family gatherings, and travel can all add to the stress levels of both spouses. This can bring tension to already volatile relationships,

Finally, during the winter months, couples often spend more time indoors together. This can lead to feelings of claustrophobia and irritability, which can escalate into domestic disputes.

What Can You Do If You’re in an Abusive Relationship?

If you or someone you love is in an abusive relationship, please reach out for help. There are many domestic violence hotlines that offer confidential support, including the National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800)799-SAFE (800-799-7323).

In addition, our team at Fenchel Family Law PC is here to help. We understand how difficult it can be to leave an abusive relationship, and we can help you prepare for your next steps. If you believe you are in immediate danger, we can help you obtain a protective order for yourself and your children.

Take Your Life Back

At Fenchel Family Law PC, our attorneys are dedicated to helping our clients take their lives back. We can help you seek a protective order and begin your next chapter with the protection you deserve.

Call us today at (415) 805-9069 to schedule a consultation with a member of our team and learn more about how we can help you take your life back.