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December 7, 2020

Can I get a domestic relationship PPO against a minor?

It is possible to get a domestic relationship PPO against a minor if you meet all other requirements.1 If the respondent (abuser) is under 18 years old, his/her parent, guardian, or custodian must also be served a copy of the order in addition to serving the minor.2

Note: The criminal consequences that minors under age 17 may face for violating a PPO could be different than the consequences for people age 17 and older.3

1 MCR 3.703(C)
2 MCLA 600.2950(18)
3 See MCLA 600.2950(11)(a)(ii),(23)

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