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Emotional Abuse Laws

Emotional abuse can often times lead to questions like: what is emotional abuse, what constitutes verbal emotional abuse, and domestic emotional abuse, where can I get emotional abuse help for spousal or family emotional abuse. When faced with situations like these, you can ask a Family Lawyer on JustAnswer for quick and reliable legal insight. Listed below are the top five emotional abuse questions, answered by Experts on JustAnswer.

What is emotional abuse?

Emotional abuse is sometimes classified or called psychological abuse, or mental abuse. Usually this form of abuse is characterized by a person subjected to a form of behavior by another human being that can result in psychological trauma, anxiety, chronic depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder. Most emotional abuse starts with bullying, child abuse, bullying and also harassment in the workplace.

Is it a form of emotional abuse if someone doesn't let the spouse work or be around any people outside the family or home?

Emotional abusive traits are ones that a person places fear by intimidation, threatening physical harm to oneself, partner, children, family or friends, destruction of property, harming pets, property and forced isolation from friends, family, work activities, and school. As such, this may be seen as a form of emotional abuse.

How does someone prove emotional abuse from a domestic partner if they can’t get witnesses that are aware of the abuse to come forward?

In most situations, the individual can visit their physician or a psychiatrist to get the medical proof of the distress and emotional abuse that has occurred. If the individual can provide legal evidence that their spouse had been abusive, then they can petition the court for a restraining order against the spouse.

Can someone obtain a restraining order for emotional abuse between their ex-husband and their 21 year old daughter?

Typically, restraining orders can be obtained if a person feels that they are in mental or physical harm and can prove it with substantial evidence. If you are not sure if you need a restraining order due to emotional abuse or whether you have enough evidence to get a restraining order, you can ask a Family Lawyer on JustAnswer to provide Expert opinion based on the details of your case.

Are verbal and emotional abuse grounds for a parent to request sole custody of a shared child?

The party can claim custody based on anything that can affect “the best interests of the child”, which is usually the primary thing that the judge looks at when establishing custody. Any issues that would have an effect on the youngster may be used to revise custody rulings. The individual should then file a petition to revise, claim a change in situations and then claim that the youngster’s best interests would be safeguarded by granting sole custody, because the other spouse is emotionally abusive.

Emotional Abuse is a diverse topic; it typically starts with many questions one after another. If a person is facing emotional abuse by spouse or family emotional abuse, this can lead to a number of questions about emotional abuse laws. When faced with such a situation, you can ask a Family Lawyer on JustAnswer for quick and affordable answers.

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