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Domestic Violence Complaints

The signs of domestic violence are not always obvious and a lot of women don’t report that they are being abused. Toady Women are protected not just from their husband/ partner but anyone (male or female) in their family or their husband's family who abuses the women physically psychologically, verbally, emotionally, sexually or monetarily.

Any woman can file a domestic violence complaint and seek protection under the law, for herself and her child/children regardless of her religion or lat. If you have decided to visit the court for the issue always keep in mind that you had a domestic relationship and had shared a household with the harasser. To have an in-depth knowledge about the registering of the domestic violence complaint one should always connect with the best lawyer for domestic violence.

Even a single act of violence can constitute domestic violence, no one should endure domestic violence for a prolonged period of time to go to Court or seek help, every single act of violence is to be constituted as domestic violence. To yield a positive outcome the most ideal approach is counseling or employing the best and experienced Domestic Violence lawyers.

Procedure for Filing Domestic Violence Case

The victim of the domestic violence or any witness of the offense on her behalf can file an FIR/Complaint under any local police officer or the protection officer or service provider, or directly to the Magistrate. The jurisdiction will be the place where either the victim resides or the accused or where the action has been committed.

  • After 3 days of the filing and receiving of the complaint, the magistrate shall commence the hearing of the case.
  • Date of hearing issued by the Magistrate gave to the Protection officer who further issues it to the sed.
  • Court shall dispose of the case within 60 days from the t hearing.
  • After hearing court if the court finds that the accused has actually committed the offense one of the following orders shall be passed by the court:
    • Protection order
    • Residence orders
    • Monetary relief
    • Custody of the child
    • Compensation orders
  • The order passed by the court will remain in force until the victim files an application in the court for revocation of the same.
  • An appeal against the order can be made within thirty days from the date on which the order is passed.
  • Although, the foremost step should be to find the best domestic violence attorney in the city.

Frequently Asked Questions
Can men be victims of domestic violence?

Ans: Yes. Anybody could be a victim of domestic violence, including men. Men, women, children, teens, and people of every race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic background can be victims. Domestic violence laws typically protect men and women equally. Most state laws are designed to protect victims, no matter what gender, from their abusers (of any gender)

Who can file a complaint before the Magistrate under this Act?

Ans. A complaint under this Act can be filed before a Magistrate by an aggrieved person or protection officer or any other person on behalf of the aggrieved person. Our empaneled lawyers have excellent knowledge of law and legal related aspects about Domestic Violence.

Who is a protection officer? And where is his/her office in the district Head-quarters

Ans. Protection Officer is appointed by the State Government. In the District Headquarter, the office of Protection Officer is usually in the same building which houses the office of Superintendent of Police.

Minors entitled to reliefs under this law?

Ans. Yes, as the term 'child' is defined under the law, minors will also be within the ambit of the definition of 'domestic relationship'. Section 2 (b) of the PWDVA defines child as "any person below the age of eighteen years and includes any adopted, step or foster child".