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Legal Information: Arkansas
Updated: February 12, 2020
How will a judge decide if I am in a dating relationship with the abuser?
You may be eligible for an order or protection against an abuser with whom you have or have had a dating relationship (romantic or intimate).1
When deciding whether you and the abuser were in a dating relationship, the judge will consider:
- the length of your relationship;
- the type of relationship; and
- the frequency of interaction between you and the abuser.2
A dating relationship does not include a casual relationship or ordinary socializing in a business or social context.3
1 Ark. Code § 9-15-103(4)
2 Ark. Code § 9-15-103(2)(A)
3 Ark. Code § 9-15-103(2)(B)
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