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78B-7-103 Abuse or danger of abuse -- Protective orders

(1) Any cohabitant who has been subjected to abuse or domestic violence, or to whom there is a substantial likelihood of abuse or domestic violence, may seek an ex parte protective order or a protective order in accordance with this chapter, whether or not that person has left the residence or the premises in an effort to avoid further abuse.

(2) A petition for a protective order may be filed under this chapter regardless of whether an action for divorce between the parties is pending.

(3) A petition seeking a protective order may not be withdrawn without approval of the court.