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Updated: 
January 6, 2020

Can a minor get a PFA order?

To file a petition for a protection order on your own, you must be 18 or older or otherwise emancipated. A parent, legal guardian, “next friend” or the State Department of Human Resources may file on behalf of a minor or any person prevented by physical or mental incapacity from seeking a protection order.1

1 Ala. Code § 30-5-5(a)