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Is it possible to file for domestic abuse against a parent who has been psychologically and emotionally abusive from childhood to the present day?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Sorry about the delayed response. I'm not sure what avenue I'm planning to take in relation to this case. I would like to talk to a family lawyer first.
Family Lawyer: S. Kincaid, Family Law Attorney replied 2 years ago
This would definitely not qualify for a criminal case. The most common action in such a case is a restraining order, but most states only allow for restraining orders when there has been physical abuse or a threat of physical abuse. In what state is this?
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