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December 15, 2018

Can I get a domestic relationship PPO against a same-sex partner?

In Michigan, you may apply for a domestic relationship personal protection order against a current or former same-sex partner as long as the relationship meets the requirements listed in Who can get a domestic relationship personal protection order?  You must also be the victim of an act of domestic violence, which is explained here What is the legal definition of domestic violence in Michigan?

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