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Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
June 12, 2018

Can I get a protection from abuse order against a same-sex partner?

In Alabama, you may apply for a protection from abuse order against a current or former same-sex partner as long as the relationship meets the requirements listed in Who is eligible for a protection from abuse (PFA) order? You must also be the victim of an act of domestic abuse, which is explained in What is the legal definition of domestic abuse in Alabama?

You can find information about LGBTQIA victims of abuse and what types of barriers they may face on our LGBTQIA Victims page.