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Restraining Orders

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October 31, 2023

Where should a petition under this law be filed?

Your employer should file the petition in the superior court of the county where the respondent who committed the violence or threats lives.1 If the respondent is not a resident of Georgia, however, the superior court in the county where your workplace is located is the correct place to file regardless of whether this is where the violence or threats happened. 2

1 Ga. Code § 34-1-7(c)(1)
2 Ga. Code § 34-1-7(c)(2)