North Hollywood, CA asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for Nevada

Q: If I told my spouse that I have had an addiction to meth, is that considered domestic violence?

My wife filed a TPO because I informed her that I would use meth off and on for the past two years. She’s claiming that my behavior was a threat to her and our kids safety and that constitutes domestic violence acts against her and our two daughters. Is she right? I know I did wrong, but I told her hoping that my honesty would help us to move forward. Instead she filed this TPO against me and specifically stated that I committed acts of domestic violence against her and our kids.

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Bonnie M Lonardo
Bonnie M Lonardo
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Licensed in Nevada

A: Under the Nevada Statues, the following are acts that constitute Domestic Violence - an addiction to meth is not included in this list.

battery; assault; forcing or threatening force to compel someone to do something they have a right to refuse; sexual assault; harassing behaviors, such as stalking, arson, trespassing, stealing, destruction of property, carrying a concealed weapon without permit, injuring an animal; false imprisonment; and unlawful or forcible entry to another person’s residence, or entry against the will of the other.

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