By Inna G. Materese | Esquire

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been the victims of physical violence by an intimate partner. October brought us National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and we’re happy to see that awareness of the issue does indeed seem to be rising. This year, we saw heightened awareness of – and decreased tolerance for – domestic violence in sports, for example. However, even though the acknowledgement and awareness of domestic violence as a concept has become more present in our national consciousness, the economic hardships that often accompany domestic violence circumstances are often overlooked. 

At DBD, we keep this important and often crippling aspect of domestic violence in mind. Whether you are in an abusive relationship or supporting a victim of domestic violence, consider the financial challenges facing survivors of domestic abuse and the economic impact of domestic violence in divorce circumstances.