Victims of domestic violence must understand how the law can help them fight back against their abusers. This is especially true of cases where the safety of children may be involved. These cases often involve criminal charges, but the family law aspects of domestic violence cases can be just as important. The victim of a recent spousal abuse case in Union City, for example, would be wise to understand her rights to help protect herself in the future.
Union City Police arrived at the woman's home at around 10 p.m. on the night of Dec. 26. Neighbors had called the police to report a woman being beaten in the home. Allegedly, the husband and wife, both 34, got into an altercation after one of the couple's children vomited on the floor of their home. The man reportedly attacked the woman, leaving her with a swollen jaw and head lacerations.
The woman was taken to the hospital and was reported as being in critical condition. Her condition has since been upgraded to stable. Police arrived at the home to find the couple's children, ages 7 and 5. The victim's sister is caring for the children while their mother recovers.
The husband fled the home after the attack, but he turned himself in to authorities at around 2:15 p.m. on Dec. 27. He is being held on $3,500 bail.
The couple in this case reportedly had a history of domestic violence before this event. If the wife decides to seek legal action against her husband after this incident, it is important that she understand her legal rights to protect herself in every way possible.
Source: nj.com, "Hudson County employee charged in brutal beating of wife: cops," Anthony J. Machcinski, Dec. 27, 2012