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Marital Rape Cases

Representing Victims of Marital Rape in Los Angeles, CA

The most intimate form of violence is a sexual assault by a spouse, ex-spouse, boyfriend, or cohabitating partner. Marital rape hits at the core of power issues in an abusive relationship and it is estimated that 10-14% of married women are raped by their husbands.

If you are in a marital, dating, or cohabitating relationship and you have been forced to have unwanted sexual relations, or if you suffered unwanted intercourse when you were sleeping or otherwise unable to object, California considers you to be a victim of rape. If you are a victim of marital rape, get the help of Stolar Law Group immediately. We are here to help you.


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What Constitutes Marital Rape in California?

In California, marital rape, or spousal rape, is defined as non-consensual sexual intercourse between spouses. It is considered rape under the law and is prosecuted similarly to rape between individuals who are not married.

The key factor in determining whether an act constitutes marital rape is the presence of consent. Consent must be given freely, willingly, and with full understanding of the nature of the act. If one spouse engages in sexual intercourse with the other spouse without their consent, it is considered rape, even if they are married.

Steps to Take After Marital Rape

Survivors of marital rape in California have the right to seek justice through the criminal justice system. Additionally, survivors may also seek civil remedies, such as obtaining a restraining order or filing for divorce, to protect themselves from further abuse. If you are looking to take legal action against your spouse for marital rape, here are some steps to consider taking:

  1. Ensure Your Safety: If you are in immediate danger, leave the situation and find a safe place. Call 911 or your local emergency services if you need immediate assistance.
  2. Seek Medical Attention: It's important to seek medical attention as soon as possible after the assault. A healthcare provider can check for injuries, provide treatment, and collect evidence if you decide to report the rape to the police.
  3. Preserve Evidence: If you are able to do so, try to preserve any evidence of the rape. This may include saving the clothing you were wearing, not showering or bathing, and avoiding changing your clothes until after you have received medical attention.
  4. Contact Law Enforcement: Consider reporting the rape to law enforcement. You can contact your local police department or speak with a sexual assault advocate for guidance on how to proceed. Reporting the rape can help hold the perpetrator accountable and prevent them from harming others.
  5. Contact An Attorney: You may want to explore legal options available to you, such as obtaining a restraining order or filing for divorce. An attorney with experience in domestic violence or sexual assault cases can provide guidance on your legal rights and options.


If you are ready to find out how a Los Angeles family law lawyer from Stolar Law Group can assist you, please call our office at (424) 421-0009 to schedule an initial consultation. We have been helping clients throughout Southern California for decades, and now we’re ready to help you.
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