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Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

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Domestic Violence

Spouse: You may self-petition if you are the battered spouse of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident. Your children who are unmarried and under the age of 21 may also be eligible to file on your petition.

Parent: You may self-petition as the parent of a child who has been abused by a U.S. citizen parent or legal permanent resident.

Child: You may also petition as the child of a U.S. citizen parent or legal permanent resident who has abused you.

Applicant must prove:

  • was legally married to the U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident batterer. A petition may also be filed within 2 years of termination of the marriage by death or divorce;
  • battery occurred in the United States unless abusive spouse is employed by the United States government or military;
  • battery or extreme cruelty occurred during the marriage;
  • applicant is of good moral character; and
  • applicant entered into the marriage in good faith.

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