Legal Information: Kentucky

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
April 20, 2022

What protections can I get in an interpersonal protective order?

In a temporary or final interpersonal protective order, the judge can order that the abuser not:

  • commit any acts of dating violence and abuse, stalking, or sexual assault;
  • contact you or any other person identified by the judge;
  • throw away or damage any of your property;
  • come within 500 feet of you and any other person identified in the order;
  • come within a specific distance of your home, school, workplace, or other place you go to frequently; and
  • do anything else that the judge believes could put you in danger offuture acts of dating violence and abuse, stalking, or sexual assault.1

In dating violence and abuse cases, the judge can order that you and/or the abuser receive counseling services available in the community.2

1 KRS § 456.060(1)(a), (1)(b), (2)(a), (2)(b)
2 KRS § 456.060(1)(c)

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