Texas Family Code § 71.004. Family Violence




Family violence” means:

(1) an act by a member of a family or household against another member of the family or household that is intended to result in physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault or that is a threat that reasonably places the member in fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault, but does not include defensive measures to protect oneself;

(2) abuse, as that term is defined by Sections 261.001(1)(C), (E), and (G), (H), (I), (J), and (K), by a member of a family or household toward a child of the family or household;  or

(3) dating violence, as that term is defined by Section 71.0021.


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