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Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of
July 12, 2023

Can I file for a protection order against a minor?

You can file against someone who is under age 18. However, the petition would be filed in juvenile court (the juvenile division of the court of common pleas) as opposed to the domestic relations division of the court of common pleas.1 To read more information about filing a juvenile civil protection order, go to the Juvenile Civil Protection Order FAQ from the Supreme Court of Ohio’s website.

1 Ohio Rev. Code § 3113.31(A)(2)