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April 26, 2024

Am I eligible for a domestic violence protection order?

You may be eligible to file for a domestic violence protection order if you have been the victim of abuse by a family or household member, which includes:

  • spouses or former spouses;
  • children;
  • people who live/lived together;
  • people who have a child in common whether or not they have been married or have lived together at any time;
  • people related by blood or marriage; and
  • people who are/were involved in a dating relationship with each other.1

If you do not qualify for a domestic violence protection order, you may qualify for a harassment protection order or a sexual assault protection order.

1 NE R.S. § 42-903(3)