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My friend continues to be mentally abused by his former spouse. Can he file a domestic vio

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my friend continues to be mentally abused by his former spouse. Can he file a domestic violence civil suit for all the prior abuse physically and now the continuing emotional?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Samuel II replied 1 year ago.
Hello
This is Samuel and I will discuss this and provide you information in this regard
So to be clear
1- They are divorced?
2- And she is continuing the abuse?
2- How long ago did the abuse occur?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
They are divorced. The mental abuse is weekly. As recently as today. The physical abuse ended when he moved out in February 2014.
Expert:  Samuel II replied 1 year ago.
HelloThank youI suggest a civil lawsuit can be filed for assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Expert:  Samuel II replied 1 year ago.
The statute of limitations to file is 3 years. And that would be from the last most recent date of abuse
Expert:  Samuel II replied 1 year ago.
In the meantime, has he sought a Restraining Order?

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