September 18, 2014
What Is Domestic Violence?

According to California family law, domestic violence is when one person causes or attempts to cause bodily injury, or sexual assault, or makes another person afraid of serious bodily injury. Domestic violence occurs in intimate relationships, such as between married or divorced couples, boyfriends and girlfriends, same-sex partners, parents who have a child together or parents and their adult children.

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