Domestic and Sexual Violence
Know Your Rights
Domestic violence (also called family violence) is a pattern of behavior and a method of control which results in physical injury or places one in reasonable apprehension of serious bodily injury and which is committed by a person against such person’s family or household member. One person dominates other household members by violence and/or psychological abuse.
Virginia’s new early lease termination law provides certain victims of family abuse, sexual abuse and sexual assault the right to terminate their residential leases.