Twelve million women and men are victimized by domestic violence.

New York, NY- Former kicker for the New York Giants, Josh Brown, and his estranged wife settled their divorce last month after a rocky marriage that included allegations of domestic violence. Documents which were recently obtained by TMZ showed the couple divorced at the end of December, ending their eight-year marriage.

Josh Brown’s divorce settlement terms

The divorce documents revealed that Josh Brown would pay his ex-wife Molly Brown $15,000 a month in spousal support for at least 24 months, TMZ reports. That amounts to $360, 000 in spousal support.

Molly Brown will get primary custody of the couple’s daughter, and Josh Brown will pay $4,000 a month in child support, according to TMZ.

His divorce settlement also includes a stipulation that he attends therapy to deal with his domestic abuse, TMZ reports.

Josh Brown was arrested after an incident in May 2015, but prosecutors declined to pursue charges. That also happened to be the date the couple separated.

After the arrest, Josh Brown admitted to being verbally abusive towards his wife but said he never got physical, USA Today reports. Molly Brown never got a Restraining Order.

You can file for a fault divorce in New York if your spouse is physically, sexually, or verbally abusive.

Facts about domestic violence

Below we will share some facts about domestic violence compiled by the National Domestic Violence Hotline:

Twelve million men and women are the victims of domestic violence.

One in four women and one in seven men over the age of 18 have been the target of physical violence by an intimate partner during their lifetime.

Fifteen percent of women and four percent of men have been injured by domestic violence.

Getting a divorce if you are a victim of domestic violence or abuse in New York

Regrettably, many victims of domestic violence or abuse don’t know how to get out of an abusive marriage. They aren’t aware of available resources which can provide them with shelter and legal assistance that will help them escape an abusive situation. If you are a victim of domestic violence in New York, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. Or, you can call the New York City Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-621- 4673.

If you are worried about your personal safety, you should get a restraining order issued, and try to split from the abusive partner. After obtaining a restraining order, you can file for divorce.

A divorce lawyer will ensure you and your children are protected from an abusive partner and get a fair settlement.

New York is among a handful of states that still allow a couple to file for a fault divorce. A victim of domestic violence can file a fault divorce on the grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment which is conduct that “endangers the physical or mental well-being of the plaintiff as renders it unsafe or improper for the plaintiff to cohabit with the defendant,” New York’s Domestic Relations Law §§ 170, 236, 237, 238.

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