What is an interpersonal protective order?
An interpersonal protective order is a civil court order that protects you from an abuser if you are a victim of:
- dating violence and abuse; or
- sexual assault or stalking committed by someone whom you may or may not have dated.*
However, if the person who has sexually assaulted or stalked you is a family member or an intimate partner with whom you live(d), have a child, or married, you would file for a protective order based on domestic violence instead. Please see Protective Orders / Domestic Violence Orders for more information.
* KRS § 456.030(1)