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September 21, 2017

Am I eligible for an interpersonal protective order?

You may file for an interpersonal protective order if you are a victim of:

You may also file on behalf of a minor who qualifies for an interpersonal protective order if you are an adult (even if you are not related to the parent/guardian of the minor).1

To file based on dating violence and abuse, there must have been “dating relationship,” which the law defines as “a relationship of a romantic or intimate nature.”3

Note: If the person who has sexually assaulted or stalked you is a family member or an intimate partner with whom you live(d) or have a child, or s/he is a current/former spouse, you would file for a protective order based on domestic violence instead.  Please see Protective Orders / Domestic Violence Orders for more information

1 KRS § 456.030(1)
2 See KRS §§ 456.030(1), 456.010(1),(6),(7)
3 KRS § 456.010(1)