family violence

(4) Family violence The term “family violence” means any act or threatened act of violence, including any forceful detention of an individual, that— (A) results or threatens to result in physical injury; and (B) is committed by a person against another individual (including an elderly individual) to or with whom such person— (i) is related by blood; (ii) is or was related by marriage or is or was otherwise legally related; or (iii) is or was lawfully residing.


42 USC § 10402(4)

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