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Restraining Orders

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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, which includes:

  • your spouse or former spouse;
  • your parent;
  • your brother or sister;
  • your grandparent;
  • family members related to you by blood, adoption, or marriage;
  • anyone with whom you live, currently or in the past;
  • anyone with whom you have had a child (even if you were not married); and
  • anyone with whom you are or were in a dating relationship.1

A custodial or noncustodial parent or guardian may file a petition on behalf of a minor child (under 18) who is the victim of domestic violence.2

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

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