Spousal Abuse - Abused Wife
Spousal Abuse and Neglect
Spousal abuse claims involve situations in which a person intentionally inflicts cruelty upon his or her spouse.  Typically the person being abused has lived in fear for a period of time and it takes great courage to report and pursue a claim against a spouse. This cruelty can happen once or repeatedly and can take many forms, including physical harm, mental or emotional abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, and exploitation. Spousal abuse claims seek to protect, compensate, and support the abused spouse, as well as bring to justice the spouse inflicting the cruelty. 

See also:
Child Abuse
Elder Abuse