Divorce is most often a challenging event in a person's life. In fact, it often affects more than just the two people getting divorced. Divorce causes many negative emotions, such as anger, frustration and sadness. If domestic violence is involved, it can have a devastating effect on any couple in the United States, including those in Tennessee.
A recent report by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers stated that 32 percent of lawyers have noticed an increase in domestic violence issues, while only six percent have noticed a decrease in domestic violence. Also, 36 percent of attorneys have noted an increase in restraining orders in divorce cases. A large chunk of the attorneys -- 63 percent -- believe that courts need to do more to address domestic violence issues.