Domestic violence is without a doubt one of the highest health concerns in the United States. Understanding its legal definition can help you to act in a safe and effective way.
According to the United States Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women, the definition of domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain control over another intimate partner.
The definition of domestic violence currently recognizes that victims can be: Spouses, Sexual/Dating/Intimate partners, Family members, Children and Cohabitants.
Domestic violence takes on many forms of abuse and damaging behavior. This practice is a destructive crime that carries life-altering damage to everyone involved. If you are confused or questions about how the law can address your domestic violence concerns, schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys. Call (770) 422-4241 or email email@example.com.
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