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October 30, 2020

Can I get a family violence protective order against a same-sex partner?

In Georgia, you may apply for a family violence protective order against a current or former same-sex partner as long as the relationship meets the requirements listed in Am I eligible to get a family violence protective order?  You must also be the victim of an act of family violence, which is explained here What is the legal definition in Georgia of family violence?

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