Friday

Florida's Domestic Violence

I am exhausted due to day one of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)conference. So, I will be brief and put a link in the title of this article.

The question to be asked is, What is domestic violence, according to Florida law? You will find this in the Florida Statutes, title XLIII, Chapter 741:
"Domestic violence" means any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member.

"Family or household member" means spouses, former spouses, persons related by blood or marriage, persons who are presently residing together as if a family or who have resided together in the past as if a family, and persons who are parents of a child in common regardless of whether they have been married. With the exception of persons who have a child in common, the family or household members must be currently residing or have in the past resided together in the same single dwelling unit.
It is important to note that this information is found in the title, domestic relations, and the chapter subject of marriage. I will speak more on this later.

0 advocates for peace: