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Legal Information: Louisiana

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
April 8, 2020

In which parish can I file for a protective order?

You can file for a protective order in the parish where the marital home is located (or the home you shared with the abuser if you are unmarried), where you live, where the abuser lives, where the abuse occurred, or where divorce or annulment proceedings could be filed.1

1 LA R.S. 46:2133(B)