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Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of October 31, 2023

What protections can I get in a dating violence protective order?

In an ex parte temporary order or a dating violence protective order, the judge can do any or all of the following:

  1. order that the abuser:
  • not commit acts of dating violence against you;
  • not harass you or interfere with you; and
  • receive psychiatric, psychological, or educational services to prevent future acts of dating violence;
  1. give you and the abuser possession of each of your personal property; and
  2. award costs and attorney’s fees to either you or the abuser.1

1 Ga. Code § 19-13A-4(b)