Domestic Violence

A topic that used to be “kept in the family” or swept under the rug, domestic violence has been more prevalent in the news and media today than ever before. As a result, a lot of people are wondering how domestic violence is legally defined, where victims can find emotional and legal help, and what can be done to prevent it in the future. The Domestic Violence section of FindLaw’s Family Law Center contains information and resources for family members and intimate partners affected by domestic violence or domestic abuse.