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The nature of do not contact requests and crafting one that is irrevocable and permanently keeping away an ex

united-states Generally, the relief sought in a case like this is a "restraining order" or a "protective order". One might also pursue a criminal prosecution for stalking in the ...
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In the United States, can I sue my ex significant other for turning me gay?

For cruelty and abuse, yes. For sexual orientation change, you would need to prove a loss, i.e. that you are damaged or diminished as a result of that change, and your current partner might find that ...
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How to request to stop communication?

united-states You do not have a legal right to require someone to refrain from communicating with you, unless a legal protection order, restraining order, or injunction bars them from doing so (with ...
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Are Parent-to-Child death threats legal exceptions?

“I’m going to kill you” is not a threat Or at least, not necessarily. A criminal threat is more than words - it must encompass the intent to carry out the threat. Except in wholly exceptional ...
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Racism or just stereotyping?

I should mention that I am based in the UK as a contractor (not perm). I’m mulling over whether to take legal action on this (or if it’s even possible to so). To take legal action on your own behalf, ...
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Base offence element intimate image abuse

You're asking whether, when intimate images of B have been previously shared, whether a new sharer (A) commits the offence of sharing an intimate image when they share the image further. The fact that ...
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How to request to stop communication?

Jurisdiction U.S. You need evidence that this individual knows that the attempts to contact you and your family are unwanted. You can do this by sending a Cease and Desist Letter. To make sure this is ...
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Law on Forced Marriage in the USA

The lack of relevant federal law in the US is because regulating marriage is not within the scope of federal law, it is a matter determined at the level of the state. Washington's RCW Chapter 26.04 is ...
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Is not disclosing your address a reason alone to be remanded into prison?

No. Refusing to tell the address alone is not a reason to detain somebody. But there are situations where the authorities can demand that a person identifies himself or herself, including such details ...
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How does the Spanish legal system determine cases of vicarious abuse?

The article seems to state the legal standard which I repeat here in a Google Translate version: The former Government delegate for Gender Violence, Miguel Lorente , defines vicarious violence as &...
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In the United States, can I sue my ex significant other for turning me gay?

If A is now happy with C and intending to marry, it would be hard to see how A's current same-gender preference is a wrong justifying money damages. Besides which it would be necessary to prove to the ...
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UK - Can an executor evict a mentally ill family member engaging in elder abuse?

An executor executes a will according to the wishes of the will. This involves disposition of the estate. Almost certainly the mental state of humans is not material to the disposition of the estate....
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Why is only physical abuse illegal, but not other forms of abuse?

Subsection (3) of The Domestic Abuse Act (Scotland) 2018 defines abusive behaviour as: (a) making B dependent on, or subordinate to, A, (b) isolating B from friends, relatives or other sources of ...
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What legal actions can I take to prevent my abusive parents from stalking and harassing my family?

Oregon has laws that could result in court orders for family abuse, stalking, sexual abuse, elder/disabled abuse, and "extreme risk". All of these laws involve credible threat of physical ...
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In the United States, can I sue my ex significant other for turning me gay?

A can certainly sue B, but any argument about A's sexuality is best avoided. The more persuasive evidence would be the specific factual details of the "daily abuse, deliberate cruelty and ...
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Why is only physical abuse illegal, but not other forms of abuse?

All abuse has been illegal for a long time. Some kinds are so egregious that they are the subject of criminal statutes (assault, physical abuse). Intentional infliction of emotional distress is a ...
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UK - Can an executor evict a mentally ill family member engaging in elder abuse?

Occupancy of a co-owned property in England is governed by Sections 11-15 of TOLATA (1996). The default rule is that an equitable owner of real property is entitled to occupancy, but that can be ...
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Cps involvement with physical assault of Mother only

It depends on the laws of your state. In Washington state, there is a law requiring certain people to report suspected child abuse to the competent authorities (which ultimately resolves to Child ...
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Why is only physical abuse illegal, but not other forms of abuse?

The premise of your question is simply wrong In most jurisdictions, domestic violence includes all those categories and more. For example, new-south-wales: verbal abuse psychological abuse emotional ...
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