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Legal Information: Louisiana

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
April 8, 2020

Who can get a protective order?

In Louisiana, you can file for a protective order against the abuser if s/he is:

  • a family member, which includes your:
    • spouse or former spouse;
    • child, step-child, foster child, or grandchild;
    • parent, step-parent, foster parent or grandparents;
  • a household member, which means that you and the abuser:
    • are or were in a sexual or intimate relationship, and
    • are or were living in the same home;1 or
  • a dating partner, which is defined as someone with whom you are or were involved in a sexual or intimate relationship. It doesn’t matter if you ever lived together.2

1 LA R. S. 46: 2132(4)
2 LA R. S. 46: 2151(B)