Even in a healthy partnership or marriage, disputes can arise that are basically legally irrelevant. If, however, a certain limit is exceeded, one speaks in practice of domestic violence. The violence takes place mainly against women, but also against children. Violence against men also occurs in social life.
What is domestic violence at all??
First of all, it is questionable what is to be understood as domestic violence at all. Does this mean only physical violence against a person?? The legislator has not included a definition in the law. Domestic violence takes many forms. For example, bodily injury according to § 223, § 224 StGB, deprivation of liberty according to § 239 StGB, coercion according to § 240 StGB, sexual coercion according to § 177 StGB or rape can constitute domestic violence. In some cases, there may also be a homicide (manslaughter/murder) of one of the strongest forms of domestic violence.