What is the legal definition of domestic abuse in Oregon?
This section defines domestic abuse for the purposes of getting a Family Abuse Prevention Act restraining order, commonly referred to as a "FAPA" order.
Domestic abuse is when a family or household member:
- Attempts to hurt you physically;
- Actually hurts you physically (intentionally, recklessly or knowingly);
- Intimidates or makes you afraid of serious physical injury (intentionally, recklessly or knowingly); or
- Makes you have sex against your will by force, or threat of force.*
“Family or household member” means any of the following:
- a current or former spouse;
- an adult related by blood, marriage or adoption;
- someone you are living with or have lived with in the past;
- someone you have been in a sexually intimate relationship with, within two years immediately preceding the filing of a restraining order petition under; or
- someone with whom you have a child in common.**
* O.R.S. § 107.705(1)
** O.R.S. § 107.705(4)