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Domestic Violence

Families used to avoid talking about domestic violence. However, people now feel more comfortable sharing their stories. This article will discuss some of the most commonly asked questions about domestic violence, such as:

  • What is domestic violence?
  • What are the different types of domestic violence?
  • What are the ways to stop domestic violence?

This article will also help you learn how to find legal help for victims of domestic violence. For immediate help, call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

What Is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is a pattern of harmful behavior that happens within an intimate relationship. A person usually commits this act of violence to exert authority or control over the other.

Victims of domestic violence can either be a spouse or a dating partner. They can also be a parent, child, family member, or other household member with a close relationship with the victim. Visit FindLaw's Child Abuse section to learn more about domestic violence against children.

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