October is traditionally National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), however, family violence occurs every day of every month, all year. While we recognize the emphasis on more awareness to the issue during October, we also recognize the need for available tools all year-long.
Management Resources is often contracted to work with clients who are ending relationships. We strive to objectively gather the facts, without emotion, and without bias, then compile and analyze the information for our clients to prepare for court, if necessary .
Relationships end for a variety of reasons, and each party must have the ability to safeguard not only their assets, but their personal reputation and safety. Many times relationships end because of an abusive partner, and the victim of the violence must be represented fairly, as well as any children.
We are able to assist putting into place an exit plan including legal support recommendation, child custody, and other personal issues.
Safety Planning: Document The Abuse
We find that often victims aren’t well versed in what to do to best keep themselves and children safe. As we investigate the facts in the case we also advise victims to create a safety plan, including an Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit (EAA). This is similar to a living will which legally documents and video tapes your testimony about the abuse in case it should be needed in a court of law. Details can be found at DocumentTheAbuse.Com
Our partnership with Intimate Partner Violence Strategy Specialist, the late Susan Murphy Milano, brought this essential safety planning tool to our agency. We continue to assist victims to generate their personal EAA containing any and all information or evidence we may uncover to improve the risks associated with safety.
If you find yourself in a violent relationship and don’t know what to do, remember never “hint” at leaving, keep it to yourself until a safety plan is in place. Before you announce you are ending the relationship, call Management Resources or a domestic violence resource for sound advice. Don’t assume that you can handle the situation without an expert.
If you need immediate assistance, call 9-1-1, or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Management Resources Ltd of New York is a professional investigative firm licensed in New York and New Jersey. . Management Resources is a member of the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Associated Licensed Detectives of New York, and Founding Members and Regional Directors of Investigating Innocence.
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