Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior perpetrated by an intimate partner against another. It is an epidemic affecting individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, nationality or educational background. Violence against women is often accompanied by emotionally abusive and controlling behavior, and thus is party of a systematic pattern of dominance and control. Domestic violence results in physical injury, psychological trauma, and sometimes death. The consequences of domestic violence can cross generations and truly last a lifetime. An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year. 85% of domestic violence victims are women. If you are in a situation where you need help with domestic violence, call Indu Srivastav for a confidential consultation. However, if this is an emergency, call 911 and report the incident to a police. Law offices of Indu Srivastav, A PLC will get you a temporary restraining order on an emergency basis. Although the facts in regards to Domestic violence are alarming and horrifying, it is also true that many people use Domestic Violence to get advantage in a dissolution case or paternity case. If you are in that situation, you should immediately call Indu Srivastav and get representation in this matter.