Legal Information: Kentucky

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
April 20, 2022

Where can I file for an interpersonal protective order?

You can file a petition for an interpersonal protective order in the county where you live or a county to which you have fled in order to escape dating violence and abuse, stalking, or sexual assault.1

1 KRS § 456.030(2)

Can an interpersonal protective order be extended?

When your final order is about to expire, you can apply in court for it to be renewed (reissued) for a period of up to three years. There is no specific limit to the number of times that you can apply to renew your order. However, if the order was never violated since it was issued, this may be considered by the judge when deciding whether or not to reissue the order.1

1 KRS § 456.060(3)

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