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Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of November 7, 2023

Who can get a protection order?

You may file for a protection order if you have been the victim of abuse by a family or household member or a dating partner. This includes:

  • your current or former spouse;
  • family members related to you by blood, adoption, or marriage;
  • anyone you live with now or lived with in the past;
  • anyone with whom you have a child; and
  • anyone you are or were dating.1

A custodial or noncustodial parent or guardian may file a petition for a child under age 18 who is the victim of domestic violence.2

1 I.C. § 39-6303
2 I.C. §§ 32-101; 39-6304(2)