Abuse Protection Laws. The legal system is divided into two areas: Civil Law and Criminal Law.

Abuse Protection Orders.

In domestic violence or abuse situations, there may be both civil and criminal cases happening at the same time.

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ImageMassachusetts Laws abuse definition: The Massachusetts Abuse Prevention Act defines abuse as the occurrence of one or more of the following acts between "family or household members"


Defined Abuse Acts Between Family Members:

>> Actual or attempted physical abuse

>> Placing another in fear of serious physical harm

>> Causing another to engage involuntarily in sexual relations by force, threat of force or duress


Defined Family Members Include:

>> A spouse or former spouse

>> Someone you live with or used to live with

>> A relative by blood or marriage

>>The parent of your child

>> Are or have been in a substantive dating or engagement relationship, which shall be adjudged by district

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