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Estatutos Legales: Louisiana

ACTUALIZADA 19 de septiembre, 2017

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Part II. Domestic Abuse Assistance

back to top§ 2132. Definitions

As used in this Part:

(1) “Adult” means any person eighteen years of age or older, or any person under the age of eighteen who has been emancipated by marriage or otherwise.

(2) “Court” shall mean any court of competent jurisdiction in the state of Louisiana.

(3) “Domestic abuse” includes but is not limited to physical or sexual abuse and any offense against the person, physical or non-physical, as defined in the Criminal Code of Louisiana, except negligent injury and defamation, committed by one family member, household member, or dating partner against another. “Domestic abuse” also includes abuse of adults as defined in R.S. 15:1503 when committed by an adult child or adult grandchild.

(4) “Family members” means spouses, former spouses, parents and children, stepparents, stepchildren, foster parents, and foster children. “Household members” means any person of the opposite sex presently or formerly living in the same residence with the defendant as a spouse, whether married or not, who is seeking protection under this Part. “Dating partner” means any person protected from violence under R.S. 46:2151 who is seeking protection under this Part. If a parent or grandparent is being abused by an adult child, adult foster child, or adult grandchild, the provisions of this Part shall apply to any proceeding brought in district court.


Added by Acts 1982, No. 782, § 2. Amended by Acts 1986, No. 154, § 1; Acts 1986, No. 459, § 1, eff. July 2, 1986; Acts 1993, No. 402, § 2; Acts 1997, No. 1156, § 7; Acts 1999, No. 1200, § 2; Acts 2001, No. 619, § 1; Acts 2010, No. 861, § 20; Acts 2015, No. 85, § 1.