Legal Information: Michigan

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
December 15, 2018

Can I get an order against a minor?

You can file for an order against a minor who is at least ten years old.1 You would file in the county where you live or where the respondent lives. If the minor does not live in Michigan, you would file in the county where you live.2 However, you cannot get an order against your own minor child (unless s/he is emancipated).1

1 MCL § 600.2950a(27)(a), (27)(c)
2 MCR 3.703(E)(2); MCL 712A.2(h)