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victim of domestic violence

A "victim of domestic violence" is any of the following persons against whom the abuse is perpetrated:

  1. A spouse or former spouse.
  2. A cohabitant or former cohabitant.
  3. A person who is having or has had a dating or engagement relationship with the perpetrator of the violence.
  4. A person who has had a child by the perpetrator of the violence.
  5. A child of a party.
  6. Any other person related by consanguinity or affinity within the second degree. Family Code Section 6211