Q: Is this considered physical abuse? A husband and wife are in a heated argument. It escalates into a war of words.
He decides he now wants to move out of their shared room. He goes to a guest room and is trying to move some of her stored stuff out, so he can move in there. She says I will move my stuff myself, and for him not to touch her stuff.
He proceeds to start dumping her stuff rudely in the basement. The next batch she grabs from him and tries to pull them from him. He screams at her to leave the stuff and drags hard but she holds on. He proceeds to make a fist and punch her arm with all his might 10 times till she lets go.
She is weeping. She says does he know that this is assault? He says he dares her to call the police and she is stupid for thinking that he did something wrong. Keeps telling her to be his guest and call the police. Does this make any sense that this is not physical abuse? He tells her because he was trying to get back what he had in his hands, it is not considered physical abuse.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.