Domestic Violence

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Question: My husband abuses me in public n at home, im felling mentally harassed by him coz he goes to office n come home but does'nt speak to me at all, im all alone at home, i dont have a work permit yet, he is planning to send me back to my country, i guess this is the reason he wants to mentally harass me so that i go crazy n leave him , so please help me how to get out of this situation, calling 911 would help me in this situation ?

Answer: If you are experiencing Domestic Violence, you have a legal right to seek relief from the courts by getting a protective order. In the State of Arizona, Domestic Violence includes a variety of abusive acts. You must be able to show the court that the person from whom you want protection has committed or may commit an act of Domestic Violence. You do not have to be physically injured or hurt to be a victim of Domestic Violence. Domestic violence occurs if the other person has done or attempts to: endanger you threaten, intimidate, or harass you interfere with the custody of your children; trespass on or damage your property; restrain you, kidnap, or hold you prisoner; assault you with his/her body or with a weapon; display a deadly weapon or threaten you with a deadly weapon; surreptitiously (without your knowledge) photograph, videotape, film or record you. The person only needs to threaten harm or abuse you once for the act to be considered Domestic Violence. Other acts of disorderly conduct and crimes such as stalking and disobeying a court order are also considered Domestic Violence. The Protection Orders Article (http://azlawhelp.org/articles_info.cfm?mc=16&sc=75&articleid=72) contains information on the various types of orders of protection and information on obtaining them.

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  • My husband abuses me in public n at home, im felling mentally harassed by him coz he goes to office n come home but does'nt speak to me at all, im all alone at home, i dont have a work permit yet, he is planning to send me back to my country, i guess this is the reason he wants to mentally harass me so that i go crazy n leave him , so please help me how to get out of this situation, calling 911 would help me in this situation ?

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