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Becoming a witness of domestic violence and growing up in a volatile and disturbing family environment can have a dreadful impact on the psychological development of a child. Hence, the issue of child custody in situations that involve domestic violence is one of great important.
One third of victimizations against women are committed by an acquaintance. Approximately 28% are intimates, 31% are strangers, and approximately 5% are strangers - and almost six times as many did not report the assault, according to recent statistics by the US Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics.
A party may also obtain a quick and easy divorce if the spouse fails to file a response in the case and therefore defaults. The filing spouse serves their spouse with the Petition for Dissolution of marriage and if he or she does not respond with a formal Response to the court, then the case will proceed by default.
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