The Law Offices of Soheila Azizi & Associates, P.C.

Warning Signs of an Abuser, Effect on Children, and More

At The Law Office of Soheila Azizi & Associates, we offer help to those going through a divorce involving domestic violence. However, sometimes everything is not as cut and dry as you would like it to be when you are going through one of these complicated cases. Perhaps the abuse in your relationship is discreet and you have questions concerning your relationship, or what effect it could have on your children. Today we will help you understand and offer our help to you.

Warning Signs 

Rushing the Relationship: Perhaps your spouse wanted to make the relationship exclusive in a very short amount of time, or gets overly jealous. You may feel as if your spouse is obsessed with everything that has to do with you and you may feel trapped.

Center of Attention: If all your conversations revolve around them and they are always looking for ways to inflate their image, this may be a telltale sign.

Poor Impulse Control: Are they more prone to mood swings? Do they get frustrated very easily and not know how to handle their emotions? If your spouse has an explosive temper, throws or break things in anger, or lashes out at bystanders, they could be abusive.

Drug/Alcohol Abuse: Sometimes, drug or alcohol abuse can actually contribute to abusive situations. This does not make it an excuse, however. 

Blaming Others: A pessimistic attitude and having excuses for angry outbursts at the ready could signify a deeper issue. If they are constantly blaming the anger on you, you have become their focus of disdain.

Effect on the Children 

If you have children and you are in an abusive relationship, this could have a direct impact on their lives as well as your own. Children who are exposed to violence tend to use violence in their own ways, as a way to mediate their needs and wants to you. Boys tend to be at a great risk of using violence in the future to get what they want, and girls tend to learn that violence is normal and could be more susceptible to getting into a relationship that is abusive in the future. Because these are concerns to you, it is time to take a step into something better for yourself and your children.

Luckily, we can help you in your time of need. We can help with a variety of issues when you are getting started on your divorce case involving domestic violence, including restraining orders and more. Call us today to get started.

Customer Reviews

The Law Office Of Soheila Azizi & Associates, P.C.

Customer Reviews

Adrianne Fernandez 3/11/2021

Beyond impressed! I had been self represented through years of family law and child support court hearings and was so hesitant to hire an attorney out of fear and trusting that they would appropriately represent myself and child. After tons of research I contacted Ms. Azizi. I immediately was greeted by Lorenzo, the Office Administrator, who made me feel so welcomed and comfortable. He assisted in making communication seamless and effortless and walked me through each step of the process. Ms. Azizi heard my concerns and was extremely sensitive to the matter of FAMILY. The team did an amazing job with discovery and building a strong case that gave me confidence and I was successful in coming to an agreement with the other party, in what has yet to have been the easiest hearing of all, thanks to them. Ms. Azizi settled my case after years of stress and agony. I am grateful for finding the team and Ms. Azizi and definitely recommend them for any of your legal needs!

Linda P 6/19/2020

This law firm is the best! They have helped me so much with my Divorce and Criminal cases and I really wouldn't know what to do if I didn't have them to represent me. Lorenzo and Ro are awesome and are there to help at all times. My attorney was Mr.Edmondson and he has been amazing. This law firm is truly great and I will never go to any other one. Their responses are quick and will answer any questions you might have.

Diana H. 05/01/2021

Seven stars. I had planned to put up my reviews after my final judgment but after the first hearing, couldn't wait, and I would write this whatever the outcome of my difficult case. Soheila was simply amazing in her arguments and strategy before the judge. I felt so taken care of. I chose her for her near-30 years of experience as an attorney, the depth and strength I observed in one who had weathered hardship through her many accomplishments, her compassion, and her smarts. I can't imagine what other attorney would have Zoomed with me even in sickness to help prepare me for a legal session. And I later saw how keen she'd been in her advice. I've been deeply touched watching Soheila and her paralegal Lynda Walker fight for my child as if he were their own. They in particular have treated me with great humanity - day and night from what I experienced at my former attorney's. Lynda is a gem, on her toes, flexible, hard-working, committed to each client, humble, and sweet. She has slaved over my case, doing much of the writing, watchful of me on paper and in person, guiding me gently while encouraging me to use my voice. The staff, including the office administrator Lorenzo and Linda C, is caring, respectful, and conscientious. A band of angels.