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December 5, 2023

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.1

1 O.R.S. § 107.705(1)