If you are afraid of your current or ex-partner, you have a right to be protected under the law.
I have heard people ask if this applies to emotional abuse as well as physical abuse. When an individual suffers from emotional abuse, it is because their partner wants to control, degrade, humiliate and punish him or her.
Even though it is not the same as domestic violence, the end result is the same. An individual suffering from physical or domestic violence has the black and blue signs to prove it. However, emotional abuse suffers have to visible signs, yet they often end up doubting their own every-day behavior.
If you are a victim of emotional abuse or any kind of abuse, you do not have to take that. No one deserves to be abused in any way. I urge you to contact an Orange County Family Law attorney who is familiar with domestic abuse cases and can help you get on the road to a safe and happy environment.