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November 3, 2021

Dating Violence Protective Orders

If you are abused by someone you dated within the last twelve months or someone with whom you are expecting a child, you could qualify for a dating violence protective order. The law defines “dating violence” in a particular way, however, for the purposes of getting a protective order. In order to get a protective order, the abuser must have committed one of the following crimes against you:

  • simple battery;
  • battery;
  • simple assault;
  • stalking; or
  • any felony.1

Note: In 2023, WomensLaw will create a full Q & A section about dating violence protective orders. In the meantime, you can read the laws on our Selected Georgia Statutes page.

​1 Ga. Code § 19-13A-1

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