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Domestic Violence Overview

Domestic violence refers to violent acts committed by a family or household member against another, such as child abuse or the mistreatment of one’s spouse. FindLaw's Domestic Violence Overview section contains articles and resources covering the basics of domestic violence, including a brief legal history of how law enforcement began to take the crime seriously. This section also covers related workplace issues, the relationship between stalking and domestic violence, battered women's syndrome, harassment, the possession of firearms in abusive households, how to file a domestic violence lawsuit, and other related matters.

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