BURKHALTER LAW PLLC
MEDIATION, ARBITRATION, DISPUTE RESOLUTION
DIVORCE, CHILD CUSTODY, FAMILY LAW
S. Scott Burkhalter, Lawyer
If you are a victim of domestic violence
GET HELP. Call the number above or click on the links to the left for more information.
Pursuant to RCW 26.50.010(3), domestic violence is defined as (a) Physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or the infliction of fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury or assault, between family or household members; (b) sexual assault of one family or household member by another; or (c) stalking....of one family or household member by another family or household member. Washington State has developed guidelines to help victims of domestic violence through the court system. Under these guidelines:
Domestic violence is learned behavior.
Domestic violence typically involves controlling behavior encompassing different types of abuse.
It is the perpetrator not substance abuse, not the victim, not the relationship that causes domestic
Danger to the victim and children is likely to increase at the time of separation.
The victim's behavior is often a way of ensuring survival.