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Art. 1565.  Definitions

As used in this Chapter:

(1)  "Domestic abuse" includes but is not limited to physical or sexual abuse and any offense against the person as defined in Chapter 1 of Title 14 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, except negligent injury and defamation, committed by one family or household member against another.

(2)  "Family or household member" means spouses, former spouses, parents and children, stepparents, stepchildren, foster parents, foster children, and any person living in the same residence with the defendant as a spouse whether married or not if a child or children also live in the residence, who are seeking protection under this Chapter.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §15, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 1997, No. 1156, §1.

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