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The Domestic Violence Act forbids domestic violence between persons in a ‘domestic relationship’.
Physical abuse is a type of domestic violence. So is emotional, verbal, and psychological abuse.
Intimidation is a type of domestic violence.
Even harassment, for example, constantly phoning another person at all times of the day, is a type of domestic violence.
People in domestic relationships include:
If you are a victim of domestic violence you should approach a Family Court for a protection order.
A protection order forbids a person from committing acts of domestic violence against you.
If the abuse continues after the protection order has been issued this is a crime and you should report this to the police, who will then arrest the person that is abusing you.