Legal Information: South Dakota

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
November 4, 2021

Can I get a protection order against a same-sex partner?

In South Dakota, you may apply for a protection order against domestic abuse against a current or former same-sex partner as long as the relationship meets the requirements listed in Am I eligible to file for a protection order against domestic abuse?  You must also be the victim of an act of domestic abuse, which is explained here What is the legal definition of domestic abuse in South Dakota?

You can find information about LGBTQIA victims of abuse and what types of barriers they may face on our LGBTQIA Victims page.

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