Domestic Violence

Abuse Is Not Okay

No one should live in fear, but many people do. Domestic violence is against the law in every state and there are steps you can take to protect yourself.

Click on the links below for more information on this particular subject area. Main subject areas for the "Domestic Violence" section are linked at the bottom of these pages.

What is domestic violence?

What kind of behavior is defined as domestic violence?

Which courts handle abuse cases?


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