Spousal Abuse and Neglect

Abuse and/or neglect from a spouse should not be taken lightly. Abuse can range from physical, sexual, and/or emotional mistreatment towards another individual. Neglect, on the other hand, is the absence of proper care for another.

Victims of spousal abuse should not keep quiet about their traumatic experiences. There is a wide variety of resources available to help victims speak up and end the spousal abuse and/or neglect once and for all.

Effects of Abuse and/or Neglect on an Individual

Victims of spousal abuse and neglect often sustain serious physical or emotional health problems such as the following:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety / panic attacks
  • Substance abuse
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anger issues / emotional sensitivity
  • Trust issues
  • Inability to focus on work

Such issues often lead to damaged relationships with family members and other very troubling problems. If you or someone you know is a recent victim of spousal abuse, it would likely be a wise decision for the victim to file a protective order and get in touch with a family law attorney.

Contact a Lewisville Family Law Attorney

If you require legal assistance regarding family law matters such as issues with spousal abuse, contact the Lewisville family law attorneys at Alexander & Associates. Our attorneys strive to serve their clients to the best of their abilities and are highly experienced in regards to the legal proceedings behind marital issues and divorce. If you would like to get in touch with a Lewisville family law attorney, call our offices at (972) 420-6560 today.