Civil Harassment and Domestic Abuse:
Civil Harassment and domestic abuse are two separate terms. Sometimes domestic violence leads to many misunderstandings because of a lack of clarity of what these terms mean. Many victims often brought their abusers to court due to misunderstanding. Therefore, it is necessary to understand all of the aspects that cover these terms, and that a family lawyer is the one who will tell you and guide you properly. Because most of the domestic and civil harassment is upheld in the homes, between the partners.
Civil Harassment refers to a situation in which one person threatens, injures, or annoys another person and there are many categories in which domestic violence is one of them. Whereas domestic violence cases are different from civil harassment cases due to the relationships of the aggressor and the abuser. There is a diverse form of domestic violence. Civil harassment cases can’t be taken as “Domestic Violence” or fully as”Violence at Home”. A civil harassment case can be considered as a domestic violence case if the two parties have any relationship like, married, or formerly married, blood relationship, if they both are living together, or if they have a minor together. If the case does not meet these criteria, then it may not be considered a Domestic Violence but a Civil Harassment case.
Domestic violence covers a large array of abuses. This is not only related to physical abuse, but emotional, psychological, and mental abuse, threatening phone calls, at the place of work disturbance, stalking, and continually following, all these things come under domestic violence. Any kind of dominance and control over the victims are also sometimes coming into consideration if the family lawyer proves that his client is innocent in any way.
Because of these diversities in terms, remedies which can stop domestic violence are different from the remedies for civil harassment cases. The term domestic violence is very extensive and has many layers, that way family lawyers often told the victims that there is no relation between the education level and domestic violence, nor have any relation with race and religion. So, it is important to hire a family lawyer if you find yourself in this kind of situation to understand in which category your case can proceed.
Role of Lawyers:
Lawyers who have to play roles here are called Family Lawyers. For Dubai, they are also called Dubai Family Lawyers or Family Lawyers Dubai. These Family Lawyers in Dubai are the ones who are the LEGAL EXPERTS in Domestic Disputes as well as Civil Harassment Cases as well. But the cases which are only come under the subject”Civil Harassment” can also be covered by Civil Law Expert Advocates.
Lawyers cum Legal Consultants are always the Emirati Family Lawyers, which we have discussed several times in our different posts discussions. These experts are supposed to help out the clients in few ways like;
- For provising them legal advise for Civil Harrasment, Work Place harrasment and Doemstic Abuse matters.
- For helping them in Court Cases as plaintiff ad defedner.
- For helping them in Documebtations.
Few people who do not want to spend on Lawyers or the people who do not have enough budget are also found looking for a lawyer on hearing to hearing basis. We suggest it is not a good practice. It is always better to hire Advocates for a full-court case or at least for different courts.