Am I eligible to file for a Family Abuse Prevention Act restraining order?
You are eligible to file for a Family Abuse Prevention Act restraining order if you have experienced domestic abuse within the last 180 days and are in imminent danger of further abuse1 by a family or household member. A family or household member is defined as:
- a current or former spouse;
- an adult related by blood, marriage or adoption;
- someone you are living with or have lived with in the past and had a sexual relationship with ("cohabited with");
- someone you have been in a sexually intimate relationship with, within two years immediately preceding the filing of a restraining order petition under; or
- someone with whom you have a child in common.2
Note: When calculating the 180-day time period, any time during which the abuser was in prison or was living more than 100 miles from you does not count as part of the 180-day period.1
If you are not eligible for a Family Abuse Prevention Act ("FAPA") restraining order, you may be eligible for a stalking protection order, a sexual abuse protective order, or a restraining order for the elderly and disabled.
1 O.R.S § 107.710(6)
2 O.R.S. § 107.705(4)