Domestic Violence is defined as when a person or persons are being threatened and/or physically/emotionally abused when the abuser and abused are:
-Registered domestic partners
-Divorced or separated
-Are or were in the past in a relationship
-Living together or used to live together, however you are/were more than just roommates
-A close family relative such as a parent, child, sibling, grandparent, in-law etc)
In this instance, abuse is defined as being physically hurt or trying to/threatening to hurt someone intentionally and/or recklessly. It can also be:
-Destroying personal property
-Disrupting someone’s peace
Abuse does not only have to be physical. It can he emotional and psychological. Often times, the abuser will use a combination of physical and emotional/psychological abuse to get control of their victim. You should talk to a domestic violence counselor and ask for legal protection from any further abuse.
If you have any other questions, or wish to set up an appointment with our domestic violence lawyers, please do not hesitate to give us a call at (714) 665-6600 so that we may set you up with a free 1-hour in office consultation and hopefully we are able to further assist you with your matter.