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Domestic dispute ends with actress' arrest

It is not uncommon to learn that underneath the facade of a supposedly happy marriage in Sarasota lies the grim reality of domestic violence. Many often question why those who are experiencing domestic violence at the hands of their spouses do not simply seek a divorce. The fact is that such victims may indeed want to leave, yet they fear that if they do, the violence being perpetrated against them will escalate (or extend to their children or other family members). Domestic abuse victims need to know that there are resources in place to help them escape from a violent marriage. 

The most obvious of these resources is law enforcement. The recent arrest of actress Stacey Dash serves to confirm just how serious authorities take accusations of domestic violence (regardless of who they come from). Dash was arrested recently after law enforcement officials were called to an apartment in Florida to intervene in a domestic dispute. The actress was taken into custody for allegedly pushing and slapping a man who was later identified as her husband (authorities also say that he appeared to have scratches on his arms). Dash was sent to a local detention center; no word has yet been given as to whether or not she has since been released. 

The case demonstrates not only the gravity given to accusations of domestic violence, but also that that it can be perpetrated by both men and women. Those needing to get away from it will find that there is assistance out there that can offer them protection. An experienced family law attorney may be able to help secure such assistance. 

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