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Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of January 9, 2024

Who is eligible for an order for protection against domestic violence?

Domestic violence, for the purpose of getting an order for protection, is when an abuser commits certain acts against one of the following people:

  1. the abuser’s spouse or ex-spouse;
  2. anyone related to the abuser by blood or marriage but this does not include a sibling or cousin unless there exists a custodial or guardianship relationship;
  3. someone with whom the abuser has/had a dating relationship;
  4. someone with whom the abuser has a child in common;
  5. the minor child of any of the people described above; or
  6. the abuser’s minor child or any other person who has been appointed the custodian or legal guardian for the abuser’s minor child.1

A parent or guardian can file for an order of protection for a minor child under 18.

1 N.R.S. § 33.018(1), (2)