Domestic Violence Abuse Quiz

Domestic Violence Abuse Quiz

117 questions to help you know if your partner is abusive and assess your risk Recognize Abusive Behavior Recognizing abusive behavior can be difficult, especially if healthy relationships weren’t modeled in your childhood home. You may believe that love...
DSS, Custody & Your Children

DSS, Custody & Your Children

How does the process start for DSS to take custody of your child?  Pursuant to NC G.S. 7B-301, any adult that suspects a child is being abused or neglected must report the suspected abuse or neglect to the local department of social services, which is called DSS. The...
FAQ About Domestic Violence

FAQ About Domestic Violence

1. What is Domestic Violence? Domestic Violence, aka Intimate Partner Violence, is any behavior used by one person in a relationship to control the other. Most people think of Domestic Violence as physical abuse (slapping, hitting, choking, kicking, etc.) between two...
Does Domestic Violence Affect Child Custody?

Does Domestic Violence Affect Child Custody?

In NC domestic violence can be considered by the judge in determining child custody. The standard for custody cases in NC is always “what is in the best interest of the child”. Unlike some states NC does not have a rebuttable presumption against custody to...
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