New release from the National Conference of State Legislatures: “Child Support and Domestic Violence”

Both federal and state legislation varies in how domestic violence or domestic abuse are defined. Domestic or family violence, intimate partner violence and spouse abuse are all terms commonly, and often interchangeably used, to describe a range of behaviors including physical, sexual, emotional and financial abuse that at least one-in-four women and one-in-seven men will experience in their lifetime.
 
NCSL’s Domestic Violence/Domestic Abuse Definitions and Relationships page includes the statutory definitions as well as the defined relationships where that conduct may be considered domestic violence or abuse. 
Read more here!