Domestic abuse is violence or other forms of abuse by one person against another person that they are, or were, in an intimate relationship with. The abuse may be physical, sexual, psychological, emotional or financial. Domestic abuse can affect children and other family members.
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Why might you apply to court for an order?
If you believe you are the victim of domestic abuse you might want to apply to (ask) the court for an order.
You do not have to have children together to apply for a court order related to domestic abuse.
If you are making an application to court then you are the applicant.
If you are asking for an order against another person then they are the respondent.
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