Legal Information: Alaska

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
October 4, 2018

I'm a victim of stalking or sexual assault. Do I file for a stalking or sexual assault protective order or a domestic violence protective order?

Both stalking or sexual assault protective orders and domestic violence protective orders can protect victims of stalking or sexual assault.  Deciding which type of protective order to file depends on your relationship to the perpetrator.

If you and the perpetrator are not members of the same household (also called “household members”), you need to file for a stalking or sexual assault protective order.1  If you and the perpetrator are household members, you need to file for a domestic violence protective order.2  See Who can file for a domestic violence protective order? for the definition of “household member.”

1 Alaska Statute § 88.65.850(a)
2 Alaska Statute §18.66.100(a)