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December 10, 2020

40101. Definitions.

As used in this Chapter:

(a) Abuse means the occurrence of one (1) or more of the following acts between family or household members:

(1) attempting to cause or intentionally or knowingly or recklessly causing bodily injury or serious bodily injury with or without a deadly weapon;

(2) placing by physical menace another in fear of imminent serious bodily injury; or

(3) sexually abusing minor children.

(b) Adult means any person eighteen (18) years of age or older.

(c) Court means the Superior Court.

(d) Family or household members means:

(1) Current or former spouses;

(2) Adults or minors who live together or who have lived together;

(3) Adults or minors who are dating or who have dated;

(4) Adults or minors who are engaged in or who have engaged in a sexual relationship;

(5) Adults or minors who are related by blood or adoption to the fourth (4th) degree of affinity;

(6) Adults or minors who are related or were formerly related by marriage;

(7) Persons who have a child in common; or

(8) Minor children of persons described in paragraphs (1) through (7) above.