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Legal Information: Louisiana
What is the legal definition of domestic abuse in Louisiana?
This section defines domestic violence/abuse for the purposes of getting a protective order. “Domestic abuse” includes, but is not limited to, one or more of the following acts between “family members” or “household members” or “dating partners”:
- physical abuse;
- sexual abuse;
- stalking or cyberstalking;
- elder abuse, which is defined as “abuse or neglect” of an adult committed by an adult child or adult grandchild; or
- any other offense (physical or non-physical) crime in Louisiana, which you can access on the Louisiana Legislature website - however, “negligent injury” and “defamation” are not considered to be an offense for these purposes.1
1 LA R.S. 46:2132(4)
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