Domestic violence and emotional abuse are behaviors used by one person in a relationship to control the other.Partners may be married or not married; heterosexual, gay, or lesbian; living together, separated or dating.Victims can be of any age, sex, race, culture, religion, education, employment or marital status.Although both men and women can be abused, most victims are women. Arraignment Court may extend the pre-arraignment order or issue a new one. Post-trial Order may be issued after a finding of guilt. Petitioners Petitioners do not need to establish a special relationship to the respondent and can include parents of minors under 18 years of age requesting an order restraining an adult.
Domestic violence occurs in the poorest neighborhoods, the fanciest mansions and white-picket-fence neighborhoods.
Availability Available under RCW 26.50 (civil protection orders), RCW 26.09 (dissolution and legal separation), RCW 26.10 (third-party custody), and RCW 26.26 (paternity).
Definition “Domestic violence” means physical harm, bodily injury, assault, the infliction of fear of imminent physical harm, sexual assault, or stalking.
Here are some examples of the different forms of abuse, as explained by The Network La Red [ PHYSICAL ABUSE: Grabbing, pinching, shoving, slapping, hitting, hair pulling, biting, etc.; denying medical care or forcing alcohol and/or drug use.
SEXUAL ABUSE: Coercing or attempting to coerce any sexual contact without consent, e.g., marital rape [/laws_state_type.php?