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Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of
January 3, 2024

Can I get an order of protection if I am a minor?

A minor, under 18, cannot file the petition himself/herself even if the minor is married. Any adult family or household member or an employee or volunteer at a domestic violence shelter or organization may file on behalf of the minor.1 Note: A minor may be able to get an order of protection if s/he is residing in the household where the domestic abuse occurred. The minor does not have to be the direct victim of abuse in this case.2

1 Ark. Code § 9-15-201(d)(2), (d)(4)
2 Ark. Code § 9-15-103(4)