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What can a domestic violence protection order do? What are the types of orders that can be included in the protection order?
The court can include many different orders in the domestic violence protection order issued under the Domestic Violence Act 1994. Listed below are the orders that the protected person can expect...
Who can apply for a domestic violence protection order?
You can apply for a domestic violence protection order yourself if you are experiencing violence in a family relationship. A police officer or social welfare officer from the Department of Social...
What is domestic violence? What are the symptoms of domestic violence and abuse?
Domestic violence is often refers to as spousal abuse, with emphasis tended to be on women as victims, but it also includes violent and abusive acts between family members. Domestic violence,...
What are the legislations that apply to domestic violence cases?
The Domestic Violence Act 1994 (Act 521) (Malay: Akta Keganasan Rumah Tangga 1994 (Akta 521)) provides civil remedies for legal protection and relief to victims of domestic violence whilst...
What should I do if I am being abused by my husband? How do I protect myself and children from domestic violence? What are my legal rights?
Domestic violence affects women of all ages and classes. Many women lived with domestic violence for years or decades. No one deserves to be abused and there are no excuses for it. It may be...
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