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Consent & Marriage: The Sexual Component of Domestic Violence

Consent & Marriage: The Sexual Component of Domestic Violence

Marital Rape: What Is It?

Marital rape, or spousal rape, is non-consensual sex in which the perpetrator is the victim’s spouse or domestic partner. This is a form of domestic violence and sexual assault. If you are victim of domestic violence involving marital sexual assault or rape, or have beenaccused of assault, you need to seek legal representation from an experienced and aggressive attorney. Our team of Miami domestic violence lawyers at Mitchell & West, LLC can help you find your voice and will work to pursue a favorable outcome for your case. Don’t fight alone, let us stand by your side.

Sexual Assault by Intimate Partners

The idea of consent in a marriage is one that has yet to be discussed publicly in the capacity that it needs to. Many people in marriages or relationships believe that the sexual component of their relationship is expected and that they are not “allowed” to say no. This is not the case. Consent in marriage is just as important as outside of relationships and domestic violence can often involve sexual assault or even rape. Coercion into sexual intimacy is also a form of domestic violence and should not be taken lightly. The idea that a wife or husband owes sex as their “duty” or as reparation for money spent, household chores or any other marital exchange is false. There are no circumstances in which saying no should be forbidden. In popular media, domestic violence is often portrayed as battery or verbal abuse, but sexual assault is a major component of domestic violence, as well.

One in ten women has been raped by an intimate partner in her lifetime.

If you are a victim of domestic abuse, including sexual harassment, coercion, assault or rape, you are not alone. Our team can help you pursue a family law case while working with you to file for divorce or move forward in any way that you choose. If you believe you have been falsely accused of sexual assault in your relationship, you need the help of our experienced defense team in your corner.

You Have a Voice with Us: Miami Domestic Violence Attorneys

Our team of Miami domestic violence attorneys can help you with civil matters or with a criminal case, as our experience spans across both sides. We understand the impact that domestic violence and sexual assault has on the lives of victims and the accused. Let us help you get through the difficult task of coming forward so that you can work on healing. Whether fighting accusations or fighting for your life, we can help you with the legal process and will be an ally in court.

Contact our team to discuss your case at (305) 783-3301.

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