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November 3, 2021

What is the legal definition in Georgia of family violence?

This section defines domestic violence for the purposes of getting a family violence protective order. “Family violence” includes the occurrence of one or more of the following acts when committed by a family/household member:

Family violence does not include “reasonable discipline” by a parent to a child in corporal punishment, restraint or detention.1

1 O.C.G.A. § 19-13-1

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