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In 2012, the Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) provided shelter for more than 11,000 adults and 14,000 children. In 2011, there were 17,983 incidents of family violence, 102 of which ended in death. Knowing when you need a protective order is critical to your well-being and your health, and the safety of your children.
Separation and divorce are particularly precarious times for individuals suffering from domestic violence. While men may suffer spousal abuse, the large majority of domestic violence victims are women.
Perpetrators of family violence use threats, bullying, lies, violence and coercive behavior to maintain control of their partners. Victims of spousal abuse may be unwilling to admit that they are being victimized, but they play along to keep the peace in a potentially deadly game. Recognize these signs of domestic violence:
If you have children, they are at as much risk as you are — and they understand that nothing is being done. That is a powerful message for a child. If you are concerned for your safety, get help from law enforcement, contact TCFV or speak with an experienced family law attorney.
Robert Reid McInvale is an experienced family law attorney with a comprehensive practice in Houston. He provides dedicated and strong advocacy for his clients, helping them with all the issues surrounding their divorce, separation, child custody, and other marriage and family matters. Attorney McInvale—Reid to clients and friends—seemed destined for a law career. Born while his father was attending Emory University Law School, Reid grew up in Manchester, GA. His father was the city attorney for many years, as well as head of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce. It is in the family blood to become lawyers and help people get justice. U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall is part of the McInvale family tree.