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Legal Information: New Hampshire
Updated: February 10, 2020
Who can file for a stalking protective order?
Anyone who has been a victim of stalking (as defined in here) can file a petition for a stalking protective order.1 Unlike with a domestic violence protective order, a stalking victim is not required to prove a prior relationship existed in order to petition for a stalking protective order. However, if the victim of stalking and the stalker are members of the same family or household, or are intimate partners, victims are encouraged to file for a domestic violence protective order instead.2
1 N.H. Rev. Stat. § 633:3-a(III-a)
2 See Governor’s Commission On Domestic and Sexual Violence and Office of The Attorney General Stalking Protocol: A Model for Law Enforcement 2009 (page 26)
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