Domestic Violence

Violence and the Law

General Analysis of Domestic Violence Laws and Issues

  • Facts About Domestic Violence
  • Checklists About Abuse and Safety
  • Your Employer's Role
  • Violence and the Law - Criminal Law
  • Violence and the Law - Civil Courts
  • Family Court Guidelines

Each state's domestic violence laws vary, as does the importance the legislatures, courts and prosecutors place on these laws and their enforcement. As a general rule today, a victim can expect swift protective action from a court or a prosecutor's office, so long as the crime or activities constitute violence as defined by the state.

This web site can provide some information which may help you determine how to proceed in your domestic violence case. However, this information is designed to be a helpful reference source, and not a professional treatment center. Your company EAP or your company legal plan can provide professionals who can actually advise you on the particular aspects of your situation. You should consult these professionals in every situation.

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