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Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
March 21, 2019

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)