What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic Violence meaning “Domestic Violence” means abuse perpetrated against any of the following persons: (a) A spouse or former spouse. (b) A cohabitant or former cohabitant, as defined in Section 6209, Family Code. (c ) A person with whom the individual who perpetrated the act of domestic violence is having or has had a dating or engagement relationship. (d) A person with whom the individual who perpetrated the act of domestic violence has had a child, where the presumption applies that the male parent is the father of the child of the female parent under the Uniform Parentage Act (Part 3 of Division 12 commencing with Section 7600) of the Family Code. (e) A child of a party or a child who is the subject of an action under the Uniform Parentage Act, where the presumption applies that the male parent is the father of the child to be protected. (f) Any other person related by blood or marriage, such as grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, and children.
reference: California Department of Child Services