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Legal Information: South Dakota
25-10-3.1. Persons entitled to apply for protection order
Any person who is involved in one of the following relationships with another party:
(1) Spouse or former spouse;
(2) Is in a significant romantic relationship or has been in one during the past twelve months with the abusing party;
(3) Has a child or is expecting a child with the abusing party;
(4) Parent and child, including a relationship by adoption, guardianship, or marriage; or
(5) Siblings, whether of the whole or half blood, including a relationship through adoption or marriage;
is entitled to apply for a protection order or a temporary protection order pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.
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