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Legal Information: Kentucky
How will a judge decide if I was in a dating relationship with the abuser?
The judge may look at the following factors to decide if your relationship with the abuser was a dating relationship:
- whether you expressed a romantic interest in one another;
- whether the relationship was characterized by an expectation of affection;
- your attendance at social outings as a couple;
- the frequency and type of interaction between you and the abuser, including whether you have been involved together over time and continuously during the course of the relationship;
- the length of the relationship and how long ago it ended (if applicable); and
- other signs of a substantial connection that would lead a reasonable person to believe that a dating relationship existed.1
1 KRS § 456.010(1)
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