What is a process to file a domestic violence complaint?


What is the process to file a complaint in domestic violence and can the wife live in shared accommodation? Also, what is the time frame in which one can expect a resolution.

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261 votes

A complaint is filed before the concerned Metropolitan Magistrate. He affords a hearing in no later than 3 days.

Wife has full right to live shared family accommodation.

Lastly, no fixed time frame is present but such complaints are disposed off very quickly.


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326 votes

Firstly, you have to collect your chain of events I.e.harassment like sexually, financially, emotionally, physically and mentally.Then it will be converted into a legal format.
Yes,a wife can live in shared accomodation.
It will take approx 2 years In which one can except a resolution.

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U need to first give a complaint to the concerned police station regarding the incidence of domestic violence n then there is a prescribed format in domestic violence act to file complaint before a magistrate on the basis of police complaint . u need a advocate to file complaint as there are lot of technicalities in filing a case u/s 12 of domestic violence act

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