Financial strain can put everyone in a household under stress. When that stress escalates, it can lead to arguments, fights and even accusations of domestic violence. What should Californians know about the link between financial strain and conflict in their homes?
Studies indicate a link between financial strain and household conflict.
Unsurprisingly, strained finances can be a major factor in strained relationships. The challenges of applying for a new job while unemployed, balancing a budget while finances are tight and struggling to provide for a family can all cause significant tension. In fact, concerns about the state of household finances is the top cause of stress in relationships.
With higher stress in a household, tempers can flare and arguments can easily get out of hand. Some studies indicate that people experiencing financial strain are three times as likely to report incidents of domestic violence.
What can people accused of domestic violence do?
Arguments about finances or disputes during a time of financial strain can easily get out of hand, and even if these arguments do not involve physical violence, they can still lead to serious charges of domestic violence. If convicted, people accused of domestic violence may face additional financial strain as a result of jail time and significant fines.
It can be particularly important in these cases to reach out to an experienced attorney for guidance. Not only can they examine the particulars of a case to build a strong defense, they can craft a legal strategy that prevents these charges from further impacting the finances and future of the accused.