Divorce Caused by Domestic Abuse: How it Affects the Children

  • Eugenia Nicole Macias


This paper explores the dynamics of domestic violence to comprehend why it occurs, to examine whether or not mediation works in a divorce involving domestic abuse, to see what effects divorce has on the children, and how to help children cope with divorce caused by domestic abuse. In retrospect, by changing the erroneous social perceptions of domestic abuse, people can learn how to analyze, understand, and see domestic violence for what it really is. Since the effects can be lifelong and very damaging, especially to children, it is imperative for society, as a whole, to put an end to it immediately.