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Legal Information: Mississippi
Updated: December 10, 2020
Who can get a domestic violence protective order?
If you are being abused (as is defined here), you can apply for a protective order against:
- a spouse or former spouse
- someone you live(d) with “as a spouse”
- someone you have a child in common with
- someone you are related to by blood, adoption, or marriage who you live(d) with
- a current or former dating partner.1
Any person over 18 or any person under 18 and legally married can file for a protective order. If the person is a minor (under 18) or the person is alleged to be incompetent, a parent, adult household member, or a “next friend” can file for a protective order on his/her behalf.2
1 MS Code § 93-21-3(a)
2 MS Code § 93-21-7(1)
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